A militant group, Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC), on Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to begin dialogue with stakeholders and elders in the Niger Delta and stop pretending.
The group, through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Major Osama Blatter, said it was running out of patience with the Buhari administration and as such, cannot take serious, the ceasefire plea made by the President.
NDSC called for an autonomous state for the Niger Delta region, saying that delay is dangerous.
“As members of Sea Commandos, we cannot take Buhari’s plea serious and we are running out of patience. The issue is when he will start his dialogue.”
“When will Nigeria grant Niger Delta autonomous state? Buhari should not play politics with Niger Delta’s demands. If he plays with us, we will ground his government. Delay is dangerous. We are not interested in any plea.”
“Who told Buhari that Nigerians do not have other country than Nigeria? Niger Deltans are not part of Nigeria he is referring to because we belong to Niger Delta Republic.”
“Buhari should lead the negotiation team, we want him in the creeks, Buhari should not expect our oil to stabilize Nigerians economy, that is a thing of the past. Since he came back, we have not heard anything from him about the expired two-week ceasefire, he has not announced any extension, which is why we say that he is pretending. We are warning that we can no longer wait, we will commence attack any moment from now.”