Niger Militants Warn Buhari

By Bola Kougbe


Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to treat them with levity.

Mudoch Agbimbo, the group’s spokesman, in a statement, said the Buhari administration gives more attention to Boko Haram than it does to them.

“You cannot treat the Niger Delta region with disdain while you treat your brothers that are terrorists and kidnappers (Boko Haram) like kings and queens by committing the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement from Geneva to witness your transaction with them before they released their hostages to you”, the statement read in part.

The Avengers also warned the President against dealing with people it tagged ‘sycophants’ on Niger Delta crisis.

“We are disposed to dialogue but we want Mr. President to come down and negotiate with us rather than using his political aides who are sycophants and will be feeding him with wrong information,” the statement read.

The group threatened more attacks on oil facilities in the region while saying the recent rise in the country’s oil production isn’t a victory for the government.


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