Published on Jun 10, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) has said that its earlier threat to launch six missiles simultaneously against some targeted areas in Nigeria, especially, Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory was waved aside as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s move to open talks with them.
This position was made known in a press statement on Friday and signed on behalf of the Joint Revolutionary Council by the Commander, General Duties, General Akotebe Darikoro; Creeks Network Coordinator, General Torunana Owellatei; Pipelines Bleeding Expert, General Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro and Intelligence Bureau, General Pulokiri Ebiladei.
The group said that they saw some genuine aspiration “on the part of Pharaoh of Nigeria (Buhari) who made several contacts to us to see reasons with them in terms of under-development of the region. And since he (Buhari) had set the ball rolling for a clear negotiation with us, there is no problem without solution hence we ceasefire to negotiate with the
government if it is a true reflection of what they have in mind to development the Niger Delta region.
“We are not ready to negotiate with the federal government in terms of monetary benefit to us but how genuinely the government can develop the region is at the centre of our discussion, anything less than that we will continue our struggle without further warning to the federal
“Our demands include:
1. Immediate release of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Dr. Nnamdi Kanu, whose releases was pronounced by the court severally and their continue detention is unconstitutional and against the tenet of our nascent democracy in the
2. Direct EFCC to defreeze the bank accounts of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, (a.k.a. Tompolo)
“We also thank our foreign partners who have gone back with their chartered submarine vessel if these demands are not met as we have ceasefire now, there will be NO further ultimatum to the Nigerian government.”
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