Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We will Protest Naked! Women of Nsit Ibom in Akwa Ibom state Threaten

Women of Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state, south south Nigeria have threatened to protest naked if the federal Government and other relevant authorities do not come to aid in alleviating the untold hardship that has befallen them following the pipelines that were blown up by the Niger Delta Avengers on July 24th.

The pipelines which belongs to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company but run by Seven Energy Gas company.The indigenes allege that Seven Energy Gas Company simply came to move their equipment after the explosion not caring about by chemical effects the explosion has on their farmlands,houses ,palm trees and out r sources of livelihood.

Speaking on their planned protest, the women leader Mrs Nkanta said: Unfortunately, Seven Energy came and evacuated their equipment from the site not minding the losses the community have recorded. “That means that they do not care about the disaster they have brought to us after taking our land to lay their pipeline and locate their control valve. They are not bothered about the health hazards and general calamity the emissions from their pipeline have brought to our land. “What have they said is our offence for giving our land out for them to do business? Is this the kind of reward we should receive from government and the gas company for the good thing we did for them?" But I want to warn that they should not provoke us to go Unclad on the streets for them else, it will not be well with them. “We need compensation for the losses we have recorded as a result of that gas pipeline explosion and for the degradation of our land since that gas pipeline control valve was installed at the Asang Community High School, else, we will go Unclad on the streets to provoke the gods of our land to action against these people, who have suddenly turned our enemies.”

Over 2,000 houses are said to be affected.

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