Niger Delta militants have threatened to attack Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, about four years after they ceased fire.
As reported by NewsOnline Nigeria, in a viral video, the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters accused the federal government of marginalizing the region and failing to deliver on the amnesty program.
A masked member of the group said: “After accepting the amnesty pact, till date, there are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy”.
He also complained that “Over the years, the Niger Delta people have made frantic efforts to create an enabling environment… but to our great dismay, the Nigerian government over the years has decided to handle the issues of the Niger Delta with kid gloves. They have betrayed the struggle and have left the people to their fate.
“Rather, what is visible is the presence of military gunboat and the numerous military personnel dispersed to the Niger Delta who are killing, raping, and maiming the innocent people of the region.”
The masked member, therefore, said, “As a group determined to give total liberation of her people, we will destroy all the oil facilities both onshore and offshore, in no distance time, we will cripple the Nigerian economy……we are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Lagos and Abuja.”
By Grace Kuria