Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Stop Oil Exploration If North Coups Vice President, Osinbajo

Few weeks after releasing a notice that all Northerners should quit residing in Niger Delta, a group of Niger Delta militants have threatened to stop oil exploration in the Niger Delta region if the north carries out a coup against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.The group, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC), in a statement made by its spokesperson, WOI Izon-Ebi, alleged that the north was aware that President Muhammadu Buhari was incapacitated and was planning to hijack power from Yemi Osinbajo soon. The militants warned that they would resist any plan by the north to fund a junta government with the oil from the Niger Delta region.The group advised all oil workers in the Niger Delta to vacate all oil facilities for their own safety, saying its defence team will be coming to hoist flag of freedom on infrastructures and assets of the Niger Deltans. The militants demanded for the restructuring of the country and enthronement of fiscal federalism before October 1, 2017.The militants urged all Ijaws and Niger Deltans scattered across the country and West Africa to immediately return to their fatherland.Photo Credit: Getty

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