Xenophobic Attacks: Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Bomb MTN, DSTV, Others

Xenophobic Attacks: Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Bomb MTN, DSTV, Others

By Wires | The Trent on March 2, 2017
Akwa Ibom South African Niger Delta Avengers, militants
A file photo of Niger Delta militants captured during the first wave of militancy in the oil-rich region in 2009

Militants in the Niger Delta have called on the Federal Government to order all South African owned businesses out of the country within 30 days, a report this morning in Vanguard reports.

quoting a statement jointly issued on Wednesday in Port Harcourt by the Niger Delta Watchdogs, Niger Delta Volunteers and Niger Delta Strike Force.

The militants in the statement signed by Generals John Duku, Ekpo Ekpo, and Hart Bradford said they would not keep quiet while South Africans continued to kill and maim Nigerians doing business in their country.

They said that if South African investments did not pull out of the country at the end of the 30 days ultimatum, they should be ready for any form of attack.

“Failure to close down these companies within one month, we shall mobilise in full force and commence massive attack on South African-owned investments in Nigeria, we shall also make sure that all MTN masts and offices are brought down,” the statement said.

“We want to state that the attack will mark the end of this nonsense because we would not fold our arms and allow this to continue.

“Therefore, we call on the Nigerian government to immediately close down all the business premises owned by South Africans.”

This article originally appeared on News Express.


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