June 25, 2016

Militants threaten to blow up Niger Bridge, 3rd Mainland Bridge if…

Militants threaten to blow up Niger Bridge, 3rd Mainland Bridge if...

The 97% – 5% statement of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has spurred more agitation for the separation of Nigeria than anything else in the recent past. Yet another militant group has formed earlier this week, giving its name as Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta (ADFND) and threatening to blow up the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos State if the Republic of Niger Delta is not declared within days

In a statment signed by ADFND commander, Olomubini Kakarakokoro, a.k.a No Mercy, the militants said on Friday 24th June 2016:

“Except our demand for Niger Delta Republic is granted, without further notice to the Federal Government, we shall proceed to bomb Bonga field flow station, Asaba- Onistha Bridge, Third Mainland Bridge and other major bridges in the Southern part of the country, just for a start.

“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency, withdraw all the military check points from the riverside areas of the Niger Delta, else we shall proceed to match against any baby military formation in the region without further notice.

“We are most dreaded, deadly and dangerous group in Niger Delta. Our team is comprised of specialists in different fields of war, and is poised to win the struggle for a Niger Delta State. Our struggle is not for monetary benefit or the so-called monthly N65,000 amnesty stipend. It is for the liberation and the development of the Niger Delta region.

“We therefore, warn every other group or persons as regards the fake dialogue process embarked upon by the Federal Government to know that they are not doing that for us. We are taking over from our brothers, the Niger Delta Avengers.

“As we speak all preparations and plans are on ground to strike and bring down the crude oil production to 0%, irrespective of the of the military presence in the region. The Federal Government will hear from us.”

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