A Niger Delta militant group, the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters, has threatened to attacked Lagos and Abuja if the “Federal Government continues not to pay attention to South-South.
The militants, who reportedly were wearing military camouflage and with covering their faces while dispalying rifles and other weapons a in video clip aired by AIT Television, vowed to target infrastructure in the nation’s two major cities.
In the short video, the militants alleged that the people of Niger Delta had been marginalized by the Federal Government.
Condemning the amnesty programme of the FG, the group lamented that the South-south oil-producing states had no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads.
The group also condemned the state of the Ogoni clean-up project.
They said the the government is only playing politics with the welfare of the people. of the region.
They said: “We want resource control for the South-South, the same way the federal government allowed Zamfara to control gold mining.
“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 lNigeria’s territorial waters is being secured by an Israeli company, despite competent local hands.
“We are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. We will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy.”
The militants nominated said former President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Edmund Daukoru, a former Minister and traditional ruler, should mediate between the group and the federal government.