Niger Delta militants on Monday, replied Dr Junaid Mohammed’s call that Federal Government should treat militants in the region as terrorist groups, saying that such call can only hasten the crumbling of Nigeria.
While the militants lambasted the Second Republic lawmaker and Northern politician, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to treat them as terrorists, they posited that they were agitators and not terrorists as Boko Haram insurgents.
The militants through the spokesperson of one of the groups, Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC), self-styled Major Osama Blatter, also refuted claims that activities of the groups were being funded by politicians.
“We commend Junaid for remembering that Boko Haram is a terrorist group, but we want to unequivocally tell the ethnic bigot that we are just agitators and not terrorists. Our activities and Boko Haram cannot be compared. We are not deterred by the call by Junaid Mohammed because such calls will only facilitate the crumbling of Nigeria, which is what we are after.
“Junaid should be informed that we never begged to be appeased by Hausa/Fulani President, Muhammadu Buhari. We are only fighting to leave Nigeria, which has enslaved and exploited us for too long. We are not sponsored by any politician, but it is a civic duty required of us to liberate us people from slavery,” the militants stated.
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