Militants vow to stop oil production

A militant group has warned the federal government to stop its double speak 

It warned the oil production will be grounded in the country 

MEND berated new militants for keeping quiet during Jonathan’s administration 

A militant group, the Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta has issued a warning to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government that if its demands are not met oil production in the country would become history.

The Niger Delta region has become a hub for militancy and this and since President Buhari took over power, bombing of pipelines has escalated.

The Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta which is seen as an offshoot of the infamous Niger Delta Avengers that has claimed responsibility for series of bombings warned the federal government to stop the double speak instead of saying one thing and changing it afterwards.

The group also warned the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to stop parading itself as the leader of militants in the region.

“We have said it before that we have nothing to lose on the bombing of oil pipelines because our mission is to ground the oil economy if our demands are not met. We have said we are doing what we are doing to prod the government to renegotiate the control of our oil resources and other related matters.

“We have watched with chagrin the recent utterance by the President (Muhammadu Buhari) and the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) and all we are see in them are double standard and lips service to the demand of the groups as its concerns the Niger Delta question and that is why all of our units and affiliates have not fully heeded to our ceasefire.

Today, the president will say something, tomorrow his deputy and some of their dishonest and selfish lieutenants will contradict him and that only show how confused and unserious the government is about the problems and how to deal with them.”

MEND however in its own statement urged the different militant groups to unite and speak with a common voice.

The militant group expressed the need to speak through a single umbrella of the “Aaron Team 2 Dialogue and Peace Initiative” led by Mr. Odein Ajumogobia and berated mushroom militant groups who were silent during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan now coming out now.

“All aggrieved minor militant groups, all those so-called Niger Delta activists, elders, tribal assemblies, sycophants and parasites amongst others, who have suddenly found their voice after six years of a criminal conspiracy of silence during the neglect and misrule of former President Goodluck Jonathan; and who are now clamouring for recognition, relevance and inclusion in the ongoing Niger Delta peace process should contact and channel their grievances and demands through the NDDCG, which will act as their representative.

“The subject matter of the discourse centred around the forthcoming dialogue with the Federal Government on the resolution of the current Niger Delta crisis and the imperative for the entire Niger Delta region to unite and speak with a single voice under the single umbrella of the MEND Aaron Team 2 dialogue and peace initiative led by Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, SAN.”

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