The dreaded militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has given the nation’s second largest oil producing company, Chevron Nigeria Limited till October 1, 2013 to evacuate the Escravos Terminal and Tank Farm or face imminent attack.

MEND, in a statement yesterday signed by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, said from midnight of that day, it would begin mortar attack on the multi-billion dollar oil facility.

The MEND statement read: “MEND is so far satisfied with the steady destructive progress of ‘Hurricane Exodus’ which has reduced Nigeria’s oil output significantly through our sustained sabotage of pipelines.

“We will also continue to turn a blind eye to the crude oil merchants passing through our territories because their activities, apart from toll paid us, is helping to achieve our objectives of zero oiloutput by 2015.

“We use this medium to advice workers at the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos to evacuate the premises as mortar attacks are imminent on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 00:01 hour Nigerian time.”


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