A new militant group, Red Egbesu Water Lions has surfaced in the Niger Delta, giving the federal government seven days to release detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, immediately compensate victims of the Bonga Oil Spill and Chevron gas explosion in Bayelsa state and for the bank accounts of Tompolo to be defreezed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In a statement issued by its Creek Network Coordinator, “General” Torunanawei Latei, the militant group threatened that failure to fulfill its demands will lead to the shutting down of all oil exploration activities in the Niger Delta, adding that it was teaming up with the Niger Delta Avengers and IPOB to actualize its objectives.
The statement reads, “It issued the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to release Nnamdi Kanu, former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and direct EFCC to defreeze the bank accounts of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.
“Threatening to shut down all oil exploration activities in the Niger Delta at the expiration of the ultimatum, the group also demanded “unconditional immediate payment to victims of the Bonga Oil Spill and Chevron gas explosion in Koluama, Bayelsa state.
“It is extremely important to note that the engine room of the national interest is the executive obedience to court orders, protection and preservation of citizens’ constitutional liberties. Justification of executive disobedience to court orders as a protection of national interest is abominable.
“This is a deliberate ploy to bend the law and suspend the 1999 Constitution. We ask, does President Muhammadu Buhari have any legal capacity to declare anyone as a criminal? Disobedience to court orders is an act of executive rascality in the country,” the group added.