It is, very likely, not the kind of news you want to hear right now, but you have to know that we are beginning to see Niger Delta militants rise again. And they have returned with renewed impetus.
Militants rise against Lagos and Abuja
Niger Delta militants have been generally quiet for more than five years in the country now, but they seem to be rearing their heads again, threatening to attack Lagos and Abuja.
The militants rise under the Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters’ aegis and shared a video on Tuesday that was broadcast on AIT.
In the video, they accused the Federal Government of extreme marginalization of the Niger Delta region and failure to deliver on the Amnesty program’s promises.
Speaking for the group, a masked, unnamed leader complained about how there has been no infrastructural development since the Amnesty pact and no progress on the Ogoni cleanup project.
These are the reasons they have given; why we might see Niger Delta militants rise again in the country.