- Niger Delta militant group announces the end of cease fire with the Nigerian government
- The group threatens to show Nigeria the deadliest side of the militancy
The Niger Delta Red Squad has threatened to teach Nigeria lessons through their next attacks on government, oil facilities.
The militant group operating from the Ohaji Egbema axis of Imo state warned the Imo state government of the ending of their two weeks cease fire, saying that the next phase of their operation would take the state by storm.
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The group in a statement issued through their Facebook account alerted that the state and Nigeria will be shocked by their next attack.
The Squad earlier said their activities were against the excessive use and marginalisation of the oil bearing communities in the state.
The statement reads: “Our two weeks cease fire is almost coming to an end, and then we will start full operations. Imo state and Nigeria will be shocked at what we are going to do in our forthcoming attacks.”
The militants appeared especially irritated by comments made to the journalists by the Brigade Commander of the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze in Imo state, Brigadier- General Kay Niger Delta Red Devil declares Biafra avengers Ishyaku, while they did not specify the exact statement that got their attention.
“Since the Brigade Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, thinks he can talk to media, let him wait for us at Owerri, we will teach Imo State lessons they will never forget as soon as our two weeks cease-fire elapses. Rochas Okorocha and Army General Ishyaku should get ready. We are coming,” the group added.
Earlier Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has unveiled an ultimatum to the government of Muhammadu Buhari to commence peace talks or face consequences.
The Federal government had previously confirmed that a cease-fire agreement had been reached with the militant group, which had helped restore oil output from around one million barrels a day to close to two million barrels a day.
The attacks have helped support oil prices close to the $50 a barrel mark in recent weeks, with curbed supply forcing investors to hope that the oil market was likely to rebalance in the second half of this year.