Five years and counting now, Niger Delta militants have put down their fire arms but now want to resurface and threaten to attack Lagos and Abuja.
The two cities are the commercial and administrative nerve of the country.
These militants, who are sponsored by the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters posted a viral video on Tuesday by the African Independent Television(AIT) accusing the federal government on marginalising and the failure to deliver on the amnesty programme.
A masked member of the group who did not say his name, said that “After accepting the amnesty pact, till date, there are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy”.
The group further complained that “no meaningful progress has been made with the Ogboni clean-up project because the Nigerian government has decided to place politics against the meaningful development of our people”.
They asked the government to allow the region manage their resources just as the Zamfara gold mining is being managed by it’s people.
He further exclaimed that “Over the years, the Niger Delta people have made frantic efforts to create an enabling environment… but to our great dismay, 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 is 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.” the militant said.