The Niger Delta Avengers has issued what it described as the ‘last warning’ to seven state governors to release pro-Biafran agitators being held in police and military custody in their states or face the full wrath of the militants.
Premium Times reports that the ‘last warning’ message was contained in a statement signed by the group’s spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, stating that the group has given 72 hours to the governors to free detained Biafran activists.
Some of the governors threatened by the group are Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Others are Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. The group stated:
“We request the immediate release of all pro-Biafrans activist held in your various Police/Military Custody, you are hereby given 72 hours to release them or risk your convoys, police station, military base and government offices being attacked.
“We are not negotiating with anybody and nobody is representing us. In 48 hours, we will release a video clip showing our arms and the targeted areas.
“All strike team already in position awaiting command. We are ready for war and we have nothing to lose!!!”
The militant group has blown-up oil and gas pipeline in the Niger Delta region and has vowed to continue until they bring Nigeria’s oil production to zero. The group has also shown allegiance to pro-Biafra groups and this relationship seems to be confirmed in the latest statement issued by the militant group.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta on Sunday, June 2 announced the set up of the team for the talks with the Federal Government over the crisis in Niger Delta. Jomo Gbomo, the spokesperson of the group, said that the move came after useful preliminary talks held with high-ranking officials of the present government.