Tension As Niger Delta Militants End 7-Months Cease-Fire
There is a perceived tension steering up in the Niger Delta as militants of the region have yesterday ended the 7-months cease-fire operation it embarked on.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, those who carried out the campaign for the cease-fire under the umbrella of 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, led acclaimed ‘General’ W O I Izon Ebi, has accused the Federal Government of refusing to fulfil its promises to the group.
The militants also accused the Muhammadu Buhari led administration of using fund meant for the Niger Delta region to build a refinery in Katsina State.
According to the group, “The establishment of a refinery that will be refining Niger Republic oil without our refineries working, marks the end of oil exploration in the Niger Delta.”
They threatened to wreak havoc in the country should their demands not quickly addressed by the Buhari government.
In the words of the group who claimed to have been aggrieved over the loss of innocent lives in the country by Fulani Herdsmen: “We shall fight with the last drop of our blood to have a 100 per cent control of our God-given resources.”
Speaking further, the group said, “We, therefore, end our mourning grace and call off our ceasefire and declare Operation No Mercy and Destiny Takeover of our God-given Resources, since the Federal Government has just demonstrated that all they need is the oil from our region with total neglect for our wellbeing and survival as a people.”
Commenting on the development, the Coordinator of Joint Media Campaign Centre, JMMC, Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Delta Safe, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi said: “Our mandate in the Niger Delta is clear, to protect oil and gas infrastructure. Whoever comes against our mandate, we will go after him and we will not look back.”