A coalition of Niger Delta agitators threatens to resume attacks on oil and gas installation across the Niger Delta region from September 10 – The agitators demand that the federal government returns all the oil wells given to non-indigenes of the region to them – The coalition congratulates the Yoruba for demanding Oduduwa Republic and wishes them success A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has told northerners and Yorubas residing in the Niger Delta to vacate the region before October 1.
The group also threatened to resume attacks on oil and gas installation across the Niger Delta region from September 10, 2017. The coalition, in a statement signed by the leaders of the groups, on Thursday, August 10, said it was determined to declare the Republic of Niger Delta on October 1, Vanguard reports. The agitators also mandated the federal government to return all the oil wells given to non-indigenes of the region to them. The militants dissociated themselves from the leadership and membership of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and warned the federal government to stop dealing with the body on their behalf.
The signatories to the statement included General John Duku (Niger Delta Watchdogs and Convener Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators); General Ekpo Ekpo ( Niger Delta Volunteers); General Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors) and Major-Gen. Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters). Others were Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw for Bakassi Freedom Fighters; Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall for Niger Delta Movement for Justice; Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson for Niger Delta Fighters Network and Major-Gen. Inibeghe Adams for Niger Delta Freedom Mandate. The group said it took the decision at a meeting held in Akwa Ibom state and insisted on its demand for 100 per cent control of the resources of the region.
The coalition also congratulated the Yoruba for demanding Oduduwa Republic and wished them success. See the full statement by the group below: “At the general council meeting of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA) involving surveillance department, intelligence department and commanding officers held today to deliberate on the recent development in the Niger Delta and Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) meeting with the Acting President, after hours of careful deliberations, we unanimously resolved as follows: “To commence Operation Zero Oil in the Niger Delta from September 10, 2017 as a preparation for the actualization of Niger Delta Republic