Host communities have raised an alarm over plans by a group known as Central Youth Body to vandalize the Trans Forcados pipeline (TFP).
The group in a statement called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the group threatening to vandalize the TFP line that crisscrosses several communities in Delta State.
According to the host communities, if the group is true to their words, the vandalism will disrupt operations on the TFP line, which delivers over 150,000 barrels of crude oil to the export terminal at Forcados in Delta State.
TFP host communities alleged that the mastermind of the threat is one Burutu Otuaro, who they said is lobbying to hijack the surveillance contract of OMS in the Niger Delta.
“Already they are backing a cabal to take over OMS surveillance by alleging that all the surveillance workers are non indigines of TFP host communities.
“It is on record that OMS has employed 820.000 youths from various TFP host communities in all its Area of operation.
“The owners of the asset ie- Heritage, NNPC/NPDC and the security agencies deployed in TFP axis attest to the peaceful and harmonious relationship between TFP host communities and OMS since it took over surveillance of the Trans Forcados pipeline.
“Most TFP host communities representatives and surveillance workers have never met Capt. Hosea Okunbor but his good deeds speak for him.
“820.000 youths engaged for surveillance feed their families and dependants.
If anything happens to the Trans Forcados pipeline, Central Youth Body and its mastermind should be held responsible,” the statement reads.