A Niger Delta militant group identified as the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters, on Tuesday threatened to attack Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory.
The militants who issued the threat in a video shared by the Africa Independent Television on Tuesday noted that it would attack infrastructure in Abuja and commercial hub in Lagos.
The video that was shared by the news platform showed the militants dancing around guns, RPGs, HMGs, and GPMGs.
‘SELF’ condemned the Federal Government for the amnesty programme, adding that FG has marginalised the South-South region.
The militants lamented that the region which produces oil has no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads.
They further stated that the government places politics above the people.
The militants demanded resource control for the South-South, the same way the federal government allowed Zamfara to control gold mining.
“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 in 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”, one of the militants read from a paper.
The group noted that Nigeria’s territorial waters are being secured by an Israeli company, despite competent local hands.
“We are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos…we will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy.”
The militants nominated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Edmund Daukoru, a former Minister and traditional ruler, to mediate between it and the federal government.