Militants from the Niger Delta threaten to attack Abuja and Lagos (video)
The Egbesu Supreme Liberation Fighters, a group of militants from the Niger Delta, have threatened to destroy infrastructure in Lagos and Abuja.
In a video released Tuesday by African Independent Television (AIT), the group accused the federal government of marginalizing the region and failing to comply with the amnesty program.
Reading the statement, a masked member of the group said after the adoption of the amnesty pact that “today there are no schools, no drinking water, no electricity, no hospitals or access roads for the pleasure of our people.”
The group also complained that “there was no significant progress” with the Ogbony reclamation project “because the government of Nigeria decided to counter this policy to the significant development of our people.”
He asked the government to allow the region to manage its resources “as the gold mining sector of Zamfara is run by his own people.”
“Over the years, the people of the Niger Delta have made a frantic effort to create a supportive environment … but to our disappointment, the Nigerian government has, over the years, decided to tackle the Niger Delta with gloves. They betrayed the struggle and left people to fend for themselves, ”one of the group’s members said in a statement.
“Rather, the presence of military gunboats and the large number of soldiers missing in the Niger Delta who are killing, raping and maiming innocents in the region are more evident.
“Look at the current contract to oversee security in our region through the federal government, these agencies have decided to change our people. Now, in our territorial waters, this is an Israeli company that provides waterway safety and we have skilled hands and expertise to manage.
“Don’t worry, we are going to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. As a group committed to the total liberation of our people, we will destroy oil factories both on land and at sea in the near future, we will see ourselves paralyzed by the Nigerian economy. ”
The group has appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Nyesom Vike, Governor of Rivers State, as intermediaries between it and the federal government.
The threat of militant attacks emerges as Nigeria is fighting banditry, kidnapping and terrorism in various parts of the country.
Source: – Cable