Niger-Delta-Militants in a video posted on Tuesday accused the Federal Government of Nigeria of marginalising the region and failing to deliver on the amnesty programme.
The militants, identified as, the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters, threatened to pick up their weapons again and this time around attack Lagos and Abuja.
They noted that after they had accepted the amnesty programme of the federal government, there’s nothing to show, no schools, no potable water, no light, etc.
“After accepting the amnesty pact, till date, there are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy”.
The militants also stated that there is no meaningful progress with the Ogoni clean-up project, saying that the Nigerian Government is playing politics with the people of Niger Delta.
“No meaningful progress has been made” with the Ogoni clean-up project “because the Nigerian government has decided to place politics against the meaningful development of our people”.
They further asked the Nigerian Government to allow the region manage its resources the same way “Zamfara gold mining sector is being handled by their own people”.
“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.
“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.”
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