Sunday, March 26, 2017
“We are not scared of Buhari”: Niger Delta militants draw battle line

“We are not scared of Buhari”: Niger Delta militants draw battle line

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The Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF), has reacted to the recent bombings of oil facilities by a new militant group known as “Avengers”, saying President Muhammadu Buhari is not God, whom the “boys in the creek” would be afraid of.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mark Anthony, on Sunday, the militant group recalled that as at the time they surrendered their weapons during the reign of President Goodluck Jonathan, they made it clear to the world that bombing of pipelines was not over.

According to Anthony, the group had told Jonathan that the Nigerian army cannot protect pipelines in the creek.

While reiterating that they do not condemn the last bombing, NDLF advised Buhari to sack the coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, Paul Boroh, if he wanted to be in control of the “current oil war”.

The statement read in part: “We do not condemn the current bombing because when we surrendered, we told the world that bombing of pipelines was not over yet.

“Those bombing pipelines in Delta State should not behave like cowards if they are truly fighting the interest of Niger Delta.

“They should be bold enough to come out. When we were bombing, our leader General John Togo did not hide his face. We dealt with the Nigerian army, and we were not hiding.

“They should not hide their identity. Buhari is not God and they should not be scared of him. JTF should not attack and arrest innocent people in Ijaw communities, they should go for the real saboteurs.

“We had told former President Goodluck Jonathan that Nigerian army cannot protect pipelines in the creek.

“The current amnesty chairman Paul Boroh does not know the boys in Niger Delta. He is not in touch with Niger Delta major ex-agitators. Buhari should sack him immediately and appoint another chairman like Kingsley Kuku, who knows the boys in the creek. This will help the current oil war.”

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