In the late hours of Tuesday, a video surfaced on Social media showing Niger Delta militants reading an open letter to the general public in a direct message to Nigeria government and threatened to unleash terror on Lagos State and Abuja if the government failed to meet demands.
According to PUNCH, Niger Delta militants are under the supreme leadership of Egbesu Liberation Fighters.
In the video posted on Tuesday by AIT, the members of the group were seen wearing masks and putting on a military uniform.
One of them, who read a statement on behalf of the group, lamented poor implementation of the amnesty programme in the region, saying, “there are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy till date”.
He said, “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,” a member of the group read from a statement.
“Rather, what is visible in the presence of military gunboat and the numerous military personnel dispersed to the Niger Delta who is killing, raping, and maiming the innocent people of the region.
“Look at the security surveillance contract taking place in our region through the federal government these agencies in place have decided to shortchange our people. Now in our territorial waters, it is an Israeli company that is providing waterway security which we have competent hands with expert knowledge to manage.
“Don’t worry, because we are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. As a group committed to giving total liberation to our people, we will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy.”
Watch the video below
— AIT (@AIT_Online) February 23, 2021