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Amnesty: Militants give FG 4-week ultimatum to reinstate Boroh

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A coalition of nine militant groups in the Niger Delta, under the aegis of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, has given President Muhammadu Buhari four-week ultimatum to reinstate sacked Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd). Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) They threatened to resume fresh attacks on oil facilities across the region if Mr. President failed to reinstate the former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta on the expiration of the ultimatum.
Leader, RNDA, ‘General’ Johnmark Ezonbi, who handed the threat, yesterday in a statement after an enlarged meeting of the militant groups in the creek of Bayelsa State, said it was obvious that the Federal Government was toying with the destiny of the Niger Delta region. They alleged that nothing tangible had been recorded since the coming of the current All Progressives Congress-led government at the centre. Ezonbi said, “I want to warn that any intruder into our planned action in four weeks’ time if the Federal Government fails to reinstate Gen. Paul Boroh will be severely dealt with without mercy. Our attack will make security agencies in the creek very small. “We are fully ready to take on anybody as we have the instrumentality of warfare that will make the biggest military might to marvel at our coordinated attacks. “We are ready to dirty our rivers and creeks with our oil, it is better we spill it than allow government use it to develop other parts of the country. “We are not unmindful of the roles played by self-styled leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South region by sponsoring falsehood against the person and office of Boroh for his blunt refusal to grease their palms to the detriment of the Amnesty Programme meant strictly for ex-militants and agitators.
“We have always known those leaders to be anti-Niger Delta since the coming on board of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government as the latter kicked against the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.” He said Boroh had made concerted efforts to put the amnesty programme back on track with the regular training of ex-militants and payment of monthly stipends without delay. He added, “The RNDA declares Prof. Charles Dokubo unfit for the job because of his age.
He has long lost touch with happenings in the creeks. “The Federal Government will hear from us at the expiration of the four weeks ultimatum as no single stone will be left unturned as the Buhari-led administration prefers to go back to the recession period where Boroh played a major role by visiting the creeks with other stakeholders to prevail on the ‘boys’ to drop their arms and embrace peace.”

BREAKING!! Tension As Heavy Oil Explosion Rocks Delta State, Community River On Fire (Photos)

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Numerous Policemen killed as militant resumes attack in Niger Delta Creeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Pirates Kill Policemen In Bayelsa State

 

At least two policemen attached to the marine department of the Nigerian Police were shot dead Monday night by gunmen suspected to be sea pirates
According to reports the incident happened at the riverside town of Ogbia in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

 

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We Will Burndown Nigeria If – Militants give federal govt ultimatum

 


Niger Delta militants have given the Federal Government an ultimatum to release $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the Niger Delta region to tackle developmental challenges.
The militants said they were making the demand based on the approval of the release of $1 billion to fight insurgency in the North East.
They said if the Federal Government fails to accede to their request, they will begin massive destruction of oil pipelines and facilities.

The threat to destroy oil facilities across the region in a well coordinated attack, has been tagged: “Cripple the Economy with Zero Crude Production.”
The threat was issued by the leader of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, a coalition of nine militant groups.
In an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Major General Johnmark Ezonbi, aka Obama, said: “We demand our own share of the $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the development of the Niger Delta within four weeks.
“We will ensure that anything that stands on our way will be crushed without mercy. All foreign nationals are hereby advised to leave the region as all our unit commanders have put on red alert to resume operation zero oil production on the expiration of the four weeks ultimatum.

“The governors of the South-South will not be spared for being part of that decision to approve $1bn to combat insurgency, while our region suffers. The golden hen that lays the egg has nothing to show for what she gives.
“We want to warn the Federal Government not to take the current ceasefire, which the country is enjoying with the daily crude oil production of between 2.2 to 2.4million barrels of crude production amounting to billions of naira on daily basis for government and which has helped the country get out of recession for granted.
“We want to state categorically that the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, Federal Government is wicked, callous, insensitive and practically negates the principles of natural justice by using resources derived from a neglected region to combat insurgency in the North East in the senseless Boko Haram war to the tune of $1bn from the Excess Crude Oil account.
“Why not Excess Account from the sale of agriculture in the Northern part of the country, why from the creek of the Niger Delta? The Federal Government’s insensitivity to the Niger Delta region development has obviously reached its crescendo, which we will not take, but resist with our might, as this broad day light robbery against the Niger Delta people and ethnic nationality will not be accepted by us.
“We are going to resist this perpetual injustice against our long neglected people in the region.
“Imagine up till now, the N6 billion approved for the take off of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, has not been released while there is no hope of starting an academic session in the institution this year. Is this how we will continue to live in a country where injustice reigns supreme?

“The four-point agreement that was reached with the Host Communities of Nigeria by the Federal Government has not been approved up till date; the 10,000 pipeline surveillance jobs has also not been approved. Government has not endorsed the gas penalty fund for the Host Communities and 10 licenses of the modular refineries as we speak.
“Even the 16-point demand submitted to Mr. President has not seen the light. That is the reason the Federal Government is skeptical to implement any of the 16- point demands, the group added.
“We must not fail to place on record the genuine efforts of some Niger Delta leaders and stakeholders who have contributed in no small way to the peace process that the Federal Government is enjoying today, including Jude Tabai, son of retired Supreme Court Judge. He brought the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, to the creek.

“RNDA cannot also forget the contributions of Chief Francis Inegeniki of Edo State, a stakeholder in the region, who played major role to persuade us to lay down our arms and accept the federal government’s ceasefire in the interest of the development of the region.
“We also note the Pere of Seimbiri Kingdom and former TROMPCOM national chairman, His Majesty Pere Charles Botu, who also made frantic efforts for peace to reign and had been at the forefront fighting for the emancipation of the Niger Delta region.
“The Federal Government should know that the countless efforts of persons like elder statesman, Alabo Graham Douglas, and former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, have helped to sustain the existing peace in the creek. Government’s policies and programmes in no way point to any form of development in the long neglected region despite the huge resources the country gets from the region.”

BREAKING!!! 10 Human Head Recovered From The House Of Dreaded Don Wanny (Photos)

Very shocking!! See some of the items security operatives discovered from notorious ex-militant Don Wanny’s multimillion naira estate at his home town, Aligwu, Rivers state.
He was reportedly shot last night alongside other militants, by the Local Security Taskforce during a joint operation in the are.

“I am The Happiest Man In The World”, Says ex N’Delta Militant (See Why) PHOTOS

One of the beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme has said that he is the happiest man in the world after receiving his first set of goods recent.

Taiwo who is a former Niger Delta militant; trained at the songhai Farm in Rivers State, and set up in Okrika, Rivers State – has started reaping the fruits of his Labour as he has just got his first set of eggs..

Just In!! “Niger Delta Avengers Not Afraid Of Military” – Clark Tells Buhari

Niger Delta Avengers are not like Nnamdi Kanu ,They do not talk, they strike-Prime Minister warns Buhari

Chief Godspower Gbenekama, the Traditional Prime Minister of Gbaramatu Kingdom, in Warri South West Local Government Area, has warned that the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, are not like Nnamdi Kanu.

 

He warned President Muhammadu Buhari, not to take the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to renew hostilities in the region, lightly.
The Prime Minister who gave the warning in a chat with Newsmen, in Warri, Delta State, said it was unfortunate that the government could not use the ceasefire period to implement the agreement reached with Leaders and Stakeholders of the region.
His words: “The Federal Government should sit up. Niger Delta Avengers are not like Nnamdi Kanu. They do not talk, they strike.

 

“From November 1 to November 4, it is one year and two days when PANDEF after securing the 90 days cease-fire, presented 16 points agenda for a cease-fire.
“As at today, nothing has been touched in the 16 points agenda. Why would they not be angry? But they should sheath their sword and give the government some chance.
“Perhaps this threat will wake the Federal Government from her slumber. All of us know that NDA are not laptop freedom fighters, they are really true Niger Delta agitators. So their threat should be taken seriously; they are spread all over the region.

 

“This is November, the Maritime University that the Nigerian Government promised to take off in September is yet to take off. The N2 billion that the Vice President said that has been set aside, has not come. I called the Vice-Chancellor, she told me nothing has hit the account.
“The Federal Government must address the issues presented by PANDEF. The only way to overcome all these, is true federalism. You can see how it was treated with kid gloves in the National Assembly, it was dead on arrival. It means that nobody is thinking about the development of the Niger Delta.
“When the President was talking about those who will benefit more from him where those that voted for him more, we were not serious with it until he went international by directing World Bank to focus on the North; it is really a shame.
“But we still have to plead for the NDA to sheath their swords. We cannot pluck our eyes out just, because we do not want to see someone, or because the Federal Government is behaving abnormally.”

 

 

Avengers and the future of the Niger Delta – By Simon Abah

The annual budget rituals and our hopes Medical persons attribute man’s thinking capacity to the balance between the neurons and synapses in the human brain. A normal human being thinks before he acts but in Nigeria, it appears we suffer from a frontal-lobe crisis which makes us act before we think. The Niger Delta Avengers may begin to blow pipelines anytime from now like pyromaniacs and if what I read in the papers is correct, they may also blow up any human being who stands in their way to actualise their bombing campaign. Like Boko Haram, they don’t strike me as a thinking group.
Relationship-building between and among people in the Niger region is abysmal. It has reached the stage that politics in the Delta is war. Is this region the only one in Nigeria where politics is played? Why are they always pointing fingers at other people but themselves for all problems? Why aren’t politicians crying in the pool of democratic baptism? Why have they allowed certain people to give the Niger Delta a bad name by allowing them to be as wild as un-dipped devils?

 

We must blame other people for our woes. In 1999, some Niger Delta states were at par with Lagos State but are the region on a mission for growth and development like Lagos State today? Whatever the quirks of the leaders of Lagos might be, they haven’t lost track of the view of the future. They have succeeded in grooming the right people for the right job. There appears to be a pressure group fast-tracking the development of that state regardless of which party is in power. And the parties in opposition do not badger the party in power counter-productively.
All we hear in the Delta is that we have resources. We do not hear about any capacity in any sector apart from oil. Resources are always in reference to oil.Oil may not always be as significant as it is now. What happens when oil loses its value? Armaments in the hands of civilians exceed those that the police have.
Thanks to the politics of grandstanding, people with opposing beliefs are fingered as enemies in the Niger Delta. This is surprising because there is no electioneering mood at this time. We are supposed to be enjoying the fruits of democracy.

 

The executives and members of the opposition in other regions have all settled down to work, away from warring, waiting to be judged by the electorate in the coming elections. Do elders in the Niger Delta not know the benefactors of the Avengers and all those engaging in the acts of terror? At a burial ceremony in a local council in Port Harcourt, a massive compounds what struck me was that canopies and seats were arranged on a political-party basis. I am not yet a card-carrying member of any political party and so elected to sit on a tree stump. My host and friend hadn’t seen me yet, but when he did, he flew into a rage. “How dare you Abah, my guest, sit on a stump at such an important occasion as this?”
I bounced the energy back to him as snarling malcontents do: “How dare you arrange seats for people on a party basis knowing I am no member of a political party? This place is better for me so I can turn tail and flee when trouble starts.” How he laughed. “Come on, no one will try that at my father’s burial. Anyway the seats were so arranged at the request of the people.” But the nagging question on my mind all day was, “why are the people here so polarized and is physical force desirable to those in politics and government? Why do they like political warring here?”

 

Many people blame events in the Niger Delta on a conspiracy theory by the Federal Government. I disagree. Politicians in the Niger Delta do not act for the region but only for the party and party members. Do they truly mean well for the region? How can the region grow under a cloud of mistrust, fear, brickbats and disillusionment? No! The Niger Delta people shouldn’t behave like soldiers whose aim is to live as long as possible in the enemy’s camp while plotting strategies to kill those enemies. The main aim of great leaders is to solve problems which can only come about when there is a sense of urgency and a sense of community.

 

The essence of war is to kill and destroy. The Niger Delta is gradually being destroyed. What follows destruction? What happens to the people that the region was created for? Party supporters in the region jeer and barrack non-party members while tolerating the arrogance of members who do not offer solutions to any of the region’s problems. They should realise that people before them have made mistakes and avoid their lead so as not to make the same mistakes. They never work together in the spirit of the people of the region. Elsewhere, people understand the age-long advice of “understanding the mastery of the tribe for the benefit of all.”

 

Warring by the people is a cheap distraction from the life-affecting under-development in the region. The Niger Delta people and leaders need to significantly foster and nurture relationships with people in the region and outside the region. This would open new markets for companies, while creating prosperity and reducing poverty. So far, these relationships are out of kilter. The Niger Delta has invested little in relations with other parts of Nigeria.

 

This is very dangerous for trade. Why trade? Because commerce is a key component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the 15-year plan to fight global poverty. According to the UN, “trade can help to promote productive employment and decent work, women’s empowerment and food security, as well as a reduction in inequality.”

– Simon Abah wrote from Abuja.

 

BREAKING!!! Heavy Tension as Navy, Army Deploy Fighter Jets, Gunboats to N’Delta Creeks

THERE was apprehension among riverine dwellers, yesterday, as the Nigerian Navy and Army deployed fighter jets and gunboats to the creeks and other strategic locations in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, in response to last Friday’s threat by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, to resume bombing of oil facilities.

BREAKING!!! Ijaw Residents Flee As Fighter Jets Hover Around Tompolo’s House

There is pandemonium in Gbaramatu Kingdom of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, as hordes of residents are said to be fleeing the area over Nigeria military’s increased surveillance with fighter jets said to be hovering around the palace of the traditional ruler of the kingdom at Oporoza.

JUST IN!!! Militants Offer To Lead Security Agents To Tompolo’s Hideout

JUST IN!!! Militants Offer To Lead Security Agents To Tompolo’s Hideout

A militant group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, says it knows the whereabouts of fugitive ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, and expressed its readiness to guide security agents to his hideout in the creeks of Niger Delta.

Dialogue With FG: Avengers Begged to Give Peace Another Chance

The Niger Delta Avengers group last week threatened to resume its targeting of oil and gas infrastructure that in 2016 led to a slump in output that helped tip Nigeria into recession.

BREAKING!! Niger Delta Militants Shock Buhari, Make Fresh Demand

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ex N’Delta Militant Leaders & Presidency Strike New Deal… See Details

In a statement released in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state on Monday, leader of former militants from the Niger Delta region, have revealed that the the group have stuck a deal with the Presidential Amnesty Office.

Former Niger Delta militant leaders vowed to work with the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), to sustain the existing peace in the Niger Delta region.