With the insistence of the Niger Delta Avengers to declare the Niger Delta Republic on October 1, the Nigeria Police Force, NPF have warned them to forget the idea of face treason charges.
The police, which reminded the Avengers that such an action is a treasonable offence, said the security agencies in the country would not allow any action that may lead to break down of law and order in any part of the country.
The position of the police was made known by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Donald Awunah, while also advising the NDA against daring the might of the Federal Government.
According to Awunah, the reported plan of the militants is provocative. He however counseled them to channel their grievances through legal means, while insisting that the police and other security agencies would not condone any act of lawlessness in the Niger Delta region.
He said: “I believe they (militants) know that it is a treasonable felony to declare a republic. The police and other security agencies will not allow any treasonable action to be perpetrated in any part of the country. They have been warned.”
It would be recalled that the Niger Delta Avengers, had on Thursday insisted on going ahead with their planned declaration of the a Niger Delta Republic on October 1, if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to restructure the country.
The group, which was reacting to the president’s directive to the state oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to find oil in parts of the North, prayed the efforts will pay off so that the Niger Delta can be free
from FG’s oppressive tendency.
The group said: “Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrites (the Northern governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North so that they can let the Niger Delta go.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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