Niger Delta militants threaten fresh attacks in Lagos, Abuja


A group of Niger Delta militants known as the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters has threatened fresh attacks in Lagos and Abuja.

The group said in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday by the Africa Independent Television (AIT) that the Federal Government marginalised the region and failed to deliver on the amnesty programme.

A masked member of the group who read from a statement accused the Federal Government of playing politics with the Ogoni clean-up project, adding that schools, potable water, hospitals and other amenities are not being provided for people of the region.

“Rather, what is visible is the presence of military gunboat and the numerous military personnel dispersed to the Niger Delta who are killing, raping, and maiming the innocent people of the region,” the group said.

“Look at the security surveillance contract taking place in our region through the federal government these agencies in place have decided to shortchange our people. Now in our territorial waters, it is an Israeli company that is providing waterway security which we have competent hands with expert knowledge to manage.

“Don’t worry, because we are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. As a group committed to giving total liberation to our people, we will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy.”

The militant group nominated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to mediate between it and the Federal Government.