‘Buhari, Is Not God ‘ – Niger Delta Group Says Militants Need...

‘Buhari, Is Not God ‘ – Niger Delta Group Says Militants Need Not Fear The President

By Wires | The Trent on May 9, 2016
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Niger Delta militants pictured during the insurgency that rocked the region between 2005 and 2009. (Photo Credit: Tife Owolabi)

The Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF), a militant group, says President Muhammadu Buhari “is not God” that the “boys in the creek” would be afraid of.

The group, which benefited from the amnesty programme of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said as at the time they surrendered their weapons, they told the world that bombing of pipelines was not over.

NDLF asked the president to sack Paul Boroh, coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, if he wants to be in control of the “current oil war”.

“We do not condemn the current bombing because when we surrendered, we told the world that bombing of pipelines was not over yet,” Mark Anthony, spokesman of the group, said in a statement on Sunday, May 8, 2019.

“Those bombing pipelines in Delta state should not behave like cowards if they are truly fighting the interest of Niger Delta.

“They should be bold enough to come out. When we were bombing, our leader General John Togo did not hide his face. We dealt with the Nigerian army, and we were not hiding.

“They should not hide their identity. Buhari is not God and they should not be scared of him. JTF should not attack and arrest innocent people in Ijaw communities, they should go for the real saboteurs.

“Although, we had told former President Goodluck Jonathan that Nigerian army cannot protect pipelines in the creeks.

“The current amnesty chairman Paul Boroh does not know the boys in Niger Delta. He is not in touch with Niger Delta major ex-agitators. Buhari should sack him immediately and appoint another chairman like Kingsley Kuku who knows the boys in the creek. This will help the current oil war.”

via TheCable


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