A Niger Delta militant group, Forest Soldiers, aka Isaac Boro Last Born, had said it is going to do damages in the Niger Delta that the Federal Government may not be able to correct.
The militant group had on Monday given the Nigerian government two weeks ultimatum to enlist it in the amnesty programme or risk the severe bombings of oil and gas installations in the South-South zone.
The group, again on Friday, reiterated its warning, threatening that it was going ahead with the attacks at the expiration of its ultimatum.
In a statement by its leader, ‘General’ O. C. Ibori, known as Baba Were 1 of Niger Delta, the group said, “The damage that we will wreak in the South-South region shall take the Federal Government over two decades to correct, if at all there would still be the entity call Nigeria again when we start our bombings.”
“Before now, we employed a civilised way to make our demands; we entered into various dialogues with the Federal Government through Brig. Gen. Paul Boro (retd), Dr Ibe Kachikwu and Lai Mohammed.
“On February 18, 2016, they agreed to us, the Arepo militants 1,500 amnesty slots because we were excluded in the first and second phase of the programme, but till now they have failed to do so.
“We are the most dreaded militants group in Arepo. The Avengers group is like a child’s play. We the militants in Arepo are not members of the Avengers and we have no affiliation with them. We do not have the same ideology with them. We have been a peace loving group before now and we have been living in the Arepo neighbourhood peacefully since 2001 without causing any havoc to the Nigerian resources.
“Instead of the government given us amnesty, it brought in the military to attack us. We will use all our arsenals which we positioned in Delta, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Ondo, Cross Rivers, Imo, Ebonyi, Lagos and Ogun to destabilise Nigeria and destroy all pipelines in these states.
“The government does not understand the language of peace and negotiation but violence. When we start the international community will feel the impact as all the United Nations machinery in Nigeria will be touched.
Foreign investors in the country will suffer irretrievable lost as oil pipelines in Edo, Imo, Rivers, Ondo, Cross
River, Ogun, Bayelsa, Lagos, Ebonyi and Delta states, will be gone”, the group said.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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