Niger Delta Militants, yesterday, described last week withdrawal of the October 1 quit notice ultimatum issued to the Igbos residing in the North by the Arewa Youths Forum as an attempted to deceive Nigerians.
The group accused the Federal Government and the Northern Governors of conniving with Arewa Youths in threatening the Igbos with a quit notice.
Adding that it was laughable to announce the withdrawal of the quit notice alongside call to revoke the bail granted to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The Militants noted that they still maintain their stance on the order they earlier gave the northerners and Yorubas to vacate the Niger Delta region before October 1, 2017.
They further insisted that all the oil blocks given to former military heads of states amongst others from the north must be returned back to them.
The militants also threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities in the region from September 10. They warned all oil workers to leave the area for their safety.
Those who reportedly signed 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); Major-Gen. Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters); Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice); Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network); Major-Gen. Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta Freedom Mandate) and Major-Gen. Ibinabo Tariah (Niger Delta Development Network).
“The recent gathering of the Arewa Youths in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja to announce the suspension of the quit notice issued to Igbos in the North is one action that glaringly shows that government and security heads from the North were the brains behind the earlier announcement.
“It is laughable that the Arewa Youth group thinks it can fool the rest of Nigerians, particularly those of us in the Niger Delta part of Nigeria, by replacing the quit notice with call for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.”
Today the Federal Government has met-up the demand of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups by filing a motion in court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail.”