Fresh threat from Niger Delta militants target infrastructures owned by Nigerian government in Abuja, Lagos and other commercial hubs in the country. The group disclosed in a video on Tuesday via Africa Independent Television TV, AIT.
The group, ‘The Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters’, who were seen fully kitted in military uniforms with faces covered with white cloth, accused the Nigerian government for neglecting the oil producing South-South region particularly in the manner of handling the Amnesty program.
The lamented bitterly over the marginalization of oil producing states in the South who, they alleged had no access to good roads, schools, portable water, rural electricity, hospitals and other basic amenities.
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Reading from a paper, one of the militants who spoke on behalf of the group noted,
”The Nigerian government over the years has decided to handle the issues of the Niger Delta with kid gloves. They have betrayed the struggle and have left the people to their fate.
”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.
We are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos…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 group also faulted the Nigerian government for the poor handling of the Ogoni clean-up project, and for playing politics with the people instead of prioritize the pressing needs addressed by indigenes of the region.