Tension in Aso Rock as Niger Delta Militant comes after President Buhari and threatens to attack his government. Few days ago the Niger Delta Militant issued a warning to the Federal Government. Things is now getting tougher as the Niger Delta Militant have decided to take up their arms and attack the Federal Government of Nigeria if their demands and the demands of the youth is not melt in the next few months.
Militants group from the nine states in Niger Delta region who vow to resume hostility few days ago in support of #EndSars protest triggered fresh anxiety as it presented 11 new demands for the Federal Government. Leader of the militant under the auspices of the deform Niger Delta Avengers Major General John Mark Ezonebi in an electronic statement said the coalition had communicated multinational oil companies to evacuate their staffs to avoid human causalities and loss of lives.
The group stated this in support of the existing demands on the #EndSars protester stating, we have added new demands that could stop the mayhem on foreign oil multinationals, oil and gas infrastructures and the joint military task force involved in the operation. We have vow to take the destiny of our region into our hands and kick start the occupation of all the major oil wells and the oil platform, we will also bring down all major crude oil production pipeline to zero.
A coalition of nine renegade militant groups in the Niger-Delta region has declared support for the raging EndSARS protests across the country, saying they were ready to resume hostilities, attack oil and gas facilities if Federal Government did not meet the demands of protesting Nigerian youths.
The militant groups under the aegis of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, which held an emergency meeting in Delta state, also announced their preparedness to break their ceasefire amnesty with the Federal Government and engage military forces. This declaration was made in an electronic communication by the Niger Delta Avengers leader, Major-General Johnmark Ezonebi, aka Obama. According to his words;
“We will engage the troops attached to the proposed Operation Crocodile Smile and resume attacks on some identified oil facilities in the region if issues of poor welfare, armed oppression and inequality in the standard of living between the citizens and political elites are not addressed.”
“Niger Delta Avengers leadership has directed its striking force unit commanders in all the nine militant groups to be on standby and maintain visibility on identified locations with study and locations striking methods.
“We may resume heavy destruction of major crude oil pipelines and their platforms, including the major gas distribution pipelines from Escravos-Warri-Kaduna.
“Also targeted are major target pipelines, including the Chevron Valve platform located at Abiteye, Warri-South Local Government Area of Delta state and this is one of Chevron’s most significant platform and it serves as a connecting point where all other Chevron’s Niger Delta platforms link up; and Shell underwater Forcardos 48-inch export pipeline which connects from Clough Creek through River Ramos Creek delivery line to the Forcardos Terminal, a major and one of the Nigeria highest crude oil delivery pipeline will be brought down as well as the major Escravos trans Lagos pipeline linking Warri to Lagos.”
“Major gas pipeline that supplies both Lagos and Abuja with constant electricity supply will be cut off and other several gas and oil pipelines belonging to the NNPC located near Warri within the hinterland will also be blown up.
“The major Chevron main electricity feedback pipelines located at the Escravos Tank Farm at Ciera Creek will not be left out in this well-coordinated attack, the major one of the highest crude oil-producing wells owned by Chevron, which are RMP23 and RMP24 all located near Dibi in Delta state and it contribute majorly to the daily crude oil production chain of the country will all be blown up and cut to zero level and the Bunny Nembe Creek trunk pipeline located at Bonny Export Terminal line will not be left out,” the militants warned.
Major General Johnmark Ezonebi added: “In addition, Niger Delta Avengers urgently demands release of the N98 billion gas flare penalty fund to host oil communities through the leadership of the national chairman of HOSTCOM, Prince Dr Mike Emuh.”
“We also demand the urgent release and implementation of the 10,000 pipeline surveillance security contract job host communities,” he added.
“Major-General Johnmark Ezonebi explained: “The decision by the militant groups to support the protesting youths was based on the open inequality in the distribution of wealth and development in the country.”
“We, the agitating militant groups in the creeks are lending our voice to the demands of our great resilience Nigerian youths based on the fact that Nigeria is a blessed nation full of abundance of so much untapped natural resources, wherefore we demand for a better Nigeria that the welfare of the citizens should be seriously taken into account.
“Every region and its citizenry, first of all, got 10 per cent in every revenue derived by country sourced either from oil and other sources just to cater for the welfare of the citizens of this country before the revenue will be shared to the three tiers of government by the central government.
“While the oil-producing communities will get five per cent front line charge from the oil revenue and will be directly paid to the host communities and not to the governors of the Niger Delta states,” he asserted.
The militant groups also pointed out though they were engage in correspondence with the federal government over the contentious issues raised by the nationwide protest march by agitated youths, stating: “We want to put it on record that President Muhammadu Buhari is not to be blamed entirely for what is happening, but we blame some ministers handling sensitive areas of the economy and the National Assembly members.”
“While the citizens are making sacrifices in the areas of adjusting to harsh economic policies of government, the aides of President Buhari and members of the National Assembly are living large in opulence.
“Even members of Niger Delta Avengers made sacrifices to agree to a ceasefire in 2016 in order to allow President Buhari-led APC federal government to consolidate on its renewed policy thrust for his anti-corruption fight and economic growth, job creation and transforming policies of massive infrastructural developmental strides within the Niger Delta region and the country at large.
“But the National Assembly members and the political class are pushing the people to the wall and we are ready to fight back,”
Major General Johnmark Ezonebi leader of the Niger Delta Avengers made this declaration in Warri and boldly told the federal government to implement their demands or be ready for war.
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What a reasonable thoughts. I support this clarion movement to reposition this great country on the part of economic growth n development. This if, actually pursuit, will go a long way in addressing the problem of inequalities between the bourgeois class n the proletariat.