Within 24 hours which the Nigerian President Buhari said the Federal Government is dialoguing with the Militants, another news of reinforcement by group of militants have threatened to bleed the nation with renewed attacks on oil facilities. The threat was issued by militant group, the Reformed Egbesu Boys, yesterday Thursday, July 21, in a statement to the President Muhammadu Buhari and the government.
According to Vanguard, the group accused the federal government of buying time to embark on a military onslaught in the Niger Delta region and vowed to launch more attacks soon.
The statement: “We promise that the worst of our economic campaign through the bombardment of key oil and gas facilities has not reached the peak yet. This means, the worst is yet to come. “The next phase of our attacks and bleeding operations in conjunction with the Niger Delta Avengers, the Niger Delta Joint Liberation Force, Egbesu Red Water Lions, Ultimate Warriors among others would isolate Nigeria from OPEC as zero export is our target.
The militants said the Niger Delta Dialogue Contact Group, (NDDCG), led by former military governor of old Rivers state, HRM King Alfred Diete-Spiff, lacked the mandate to negotiate on behalf of the protesting groups in the creeks of the Niger Delta.
It said: “We wish to draw attention of the Federal Government, particularly the National Security Adviser, NSA and all relevant authorities that the self-styled Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Committee, coordinated by Dr. Ajuni and chaired by Diette-Spiff, do not have the mandate to negotiate for the protesting groups in the creeks of the Niger Delta. “On Diette-Spiff, we would have since denounced him but we allowed him to exhaust all his lies to the President and security agencies before we react. He has never discussed with any of the groups nor has he sent any emissaries to us, but rather he has been gallivanting and parading himself as the chairman of an alleged Niger Delta Contact and Dialogue Committe
Credit: Vangaurd, naij.com