Militant issue fresh warning, Tells Northerners to leave Niger Delta

by on June 16, 2017

A coalition of Niger Del­ta Agitators and Youth Leaders across the re­gion have given a three months’ notice for North­erners living in the Niger Del­ta states to quite or face their wrath.

The group made this dec­laration yesterday, while reaf­firming their earlier stand that oil blocks owned by Northerners should be returned to the region.

The group leaders include General John Duku (Niger Del­ta Watchdogs), General Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers), General Osarolor Nedam (Ni­ger Delta Warriors), Major- Gen Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters), Major- Gen Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters) , Major-Gen

Ibinabo Horsfall(Niger Delta Movement for Justice), Major-Gen Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network), Ma­jor-Gen. Inibeghe Adams

(Niger Delta Freedom Man­date) and Major-Gen. Ibinabo Tariah (Niger Delta Develop­ment Network).

The agitators said: “As a fol­low up of our previous press re­lease, a joint meeting between the Coalition of Niger Delta Ag­itators and Youth Leaders across the Niger Delta region held to­day in Port Harcourt to review the state of the Nigeria nation, the position of Niger Delta in Nigerian state. After hours of de­liberation, we hereby resolved as follows:

“All Northerners living in Niger Delta have been given three months’ notice to quit the Niger Delta before October 1, 2017.”

“We want to sound this as a warning to all the Northern­ers living in Niger Delta to quit our land before October 1, 2017 as this is not just a threat; after October 1, 2017 any Northern­er found within the Republic of Niger Delta shall be seen as an intruder and shall be treated as such. We also use this oppor­tunity to advise oil & gas com­panies in our territory to shut down further operations; PEN­GASSAN and NUPENG to withdraw their members from Niger Delta before October 1, 2017 or risk their lives. Our next action will surprise you.”

“We still stand by our pre­vious decisions and we demand immediate return of oil blocs owned by Northerners back to the Niger Delta people. All oil & gas companies operating in oil bloc(s)/well(s) illegally owned by Northerners should also va­cate such oil blocs/wells/plat-forms before October 1, 2017.”

“We demand immediate re­location of NNPC Headquarters to Niger Delta and replacement of the Group Managing Direc­tor of NNPC with an indigene of the Niger Delta region. All of­fices/boards/agencies that have anything to do with oil & gas should be relocated immediate­ly to Niger Delta region and all non-Niger Delta Directors/staff replaced with Niger Delta indi­genes.”

The agitators, who made their position public in a let­ter signed by the various lead­ers at the end of their meeting in Port Harcourt, alleged that security agencies were aware of the quit notice to the Eastern­ers by the Arewa youths, stress­ing that they are ready to declare the Sovereign Republic of Niger Delta by October 1, this year.

“We are not surprise by the actions of the Inspector Gen­eral of Police, Department of State Service and even the Army as they were all consulted and were fully aware of the threat by Northern youths before it was is­sued; that is why they are inca­pable of making any arrest.”

“We shall bring to our peo­ple a nation that shall guaran­tee equal opportunity, justice and shall respect the rule of law and uphold the sanctity of hu­man life

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