Saturday, 10 June 2017


Leaders of the eight militants groups said in a
statement that the #Niger Delta region shall declare
its independence on October 1, 2017 and free itself
from enslavement by the North.
The coalition comprises Niger Delta Watchdogs,
Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples
Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors, Bakassi Freedom
Fighters, Niger Delta Movement for Justice, Niger
Delta Fighters Network and Niger Delta Freedom
In a statement, which was said to have been issued
shortly after their meeting in Port Harcourt, the
militant leaders warned all companies operating in
such oil blocs to vacate within three months.
The group said “A coalition of the Niger Delta
militants met today in Port Harcourt to review the
recent call by the Arewa Youths groups that the
Ndigbo should vacate all the Northern states within
three months.
“We see the declaration by Arewa Youths as a well
consultative declaration which the northern elders,
leaders, political elite, security heads from the North
and governors were fully aware.
“We demand 100 percent control of our resources.
We demand that the Federal Government should
hand over all oil blocs owned by the northerners to
Niger Delta indigenes. All the companies operating
in such oil blocks/wells should vacate within three
“The Federal Government should immediately
relocate NNPC and all the offices that have to do
with oil/gas sector back to Niger Delta states and
an immediately replacement of the Group Managing
Director with an indigene of Niger Delta.
“All northern indigenes working in NNPC and any
other Board that has anything to do with oil/gas
should be sack with immediate effect.
“We demand an independent and sovereign Republic
of Niger Delta. We are tired of living with the North
under Nigeria. We are tired of the President’s
sentiments to the Niger Delta people.
“The President can have time to receive the Chibok
girls, but could not have time to meet with the
Representatives of the Niger Delta agitators. Our
money has been used to fund Boko Haram, a
problem created by the Northerners in order to use
it as conduit pipe to siphon the resources of Niger
“On October 1, 2017 we shall declare our
independence come rain, come shine. We shall take
our destiny in our hands and free ourselves from
the slavery of the North as they are tired of one
They maintained that all the companies and
businesses owned by the northerners in Niger Delta
should be vacated within three months, saying,
“From 1st October 2017, we don’t want to see any
northerner close to Niger Delta; any attempt to
penetrate shall meet fierce resistance. This time,
we are not going to play defence, but attack,” the
statement by the coalition of Niger Delta agitators
They also called on all agitating groups to resume
attacks/bombings on all oil/gas pipelines, especially
the exporting lines across the Niger Delta region
with immediate effect, adding that the measure was
aimed at ensuring zero oil/gas production before
October 1, 2017.
They said, “We also demand the Federal
government should immediately replace the
Inspector General of Police with an indigene of the
South West, the Director General of DSS with an
indigene of South East, and the National Security
Adviser with an indigene of South- Southover to a
the South-South.”hh

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