EXPLOSIVE!!! Niger Delta Militants Break Silence, Reveal Strategy for 2017
One of the militant groups, the upland-based Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has said it suspended the bombing of pipelines for strategic reasons.
Guardian reports that the NDGJM, which rejected a ceasefire with the federal government, in a statement titled ‘It’s Silence Not Death’, on Tuesday, December 3, said it is had been following the events in the region, monitoring developments and designing possible line of action in the New Year.
“We have remained quiet all along for strategic reasons and to clear any doubt that the Federal Government or their partners in crimes, the oil multinationals, had cut down our comrades in the struggle,” the groups spokesperson, Gen. Aldo Agbalaja said.
The group also condemned some leaders in the region, whom they accused of using the region’s problems to enrich themselves.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has been handed a blow by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), as the group passed a vote of no confidence on his government.
According to Vanguard, a statement signed by Jomo Gbomo, the group’s spokesperson, the president has not done enough in its handling of the crisis rocking the region.