A former military leader, Leiutenant General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), Wednesday, tasked the security agencies on arresting former militants, who at a recent meeting in Bayelsa State, threatened war against the country’s sovereignty should President Goodluck Jonathan loses next February election.
The said former militant chiefs are Mujahideen Dokubo-Asari, Government Ekpudomenowei and Victor Ebikabowei (aka Boy Loaf).
The three men issued the threat in the meeting attended by Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku, and President General, the Ijaw Youth Council, Udengs Eradiri.
“For every Goliath, God created a David. For every Pharaoh, there is a Moses. We are going to war. Every one of you should go and fortify yourself,” Asari-Dokubo thundered at the meeting.
Boyloaf equally boasted that the Niger Delta would secure the country’s oil deposit in the region, if the north got back power.
Danjuma argued that the crude oil resource in the region belongs to all Nigerians and berated the ex-militants for heating up the polity.
“You should arrest Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Boyloaf and other Niger Delta militants for making reckless statements; They create a war situation.
“Those were reckless statements coming from irresponsible individuals; they should be condemned and arrested immediately,” Danjuma said.
Danjuma advised that “In a situation like this, the issue of entrenching peace in the country is what is needed most. We should not allow some miscreants to hold us to ransom.”
The former Defence minister during the Olusegun Obasanjo civilian administration, spoke in Kano. He was in the state as a guest of honour and inaugurated the Kwankwasiyya City built by Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.