- Cautions FG against Clark’s “antics”
A militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, on Sunday distanced itself from the ceasefire agreement declared by some militant groups in the region.
The NDGJM also warned the Federal Government to be wary of the antics of Chief Edwin Clark, who, it said, “Can do anything to make dirty money.”
In a press statement signed by it spokesperson, Aldo Agbalala, the group said, “For the avoidance of doubts, we have seen no reason to halt our anger against the Nigerian Federal Government, not when the oppressive system has yet to move a muscle to respond to our requests.”
The statement further reads, “We have warned the Federal Government to be wary of the old man, Chief E.K Clark, and his antics; he can do anything to make dirty money.
“He and his cohorts, in their desperation to make the unsuspecting government, oil companies and the general public believe they are indeed ‘lords’ of the Delta, created a big fat lie, another charade, in the name of a nonexistent ceasefire by the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate.
“We want to categorically say that we have no member, less talking of leader by the name ODU, as quoted by the Vanguard newspaper.
“This said call and the so-called ceasefire is all a job, just like the Ijaw-dominated, Clark-convened Niger Delta stakeholders meeting in Effurun was, they both are meant to justify money they hope to obtain from government.
“The High Command of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate uses this medium to alert the world to disregard this fraud. We have our means of communicating, definitely not a call.
“With this development, if the Nigerian security system is serious about catching frauds and militants, they should get those who claimed to have spoken on phone with ODU, they should still have his physical contacts. When we make our next ‘LOUD’ statement, they should go after ODU, who just claimed to be the leader of the mandate.
“Another thing, we have observed an organised plot to tag us an Urhobo group, thus the frequent and deliberate characterisation as such by a section of the media.
“This attempt has been followed up by a reckless military invasion of some Urhobo communities. Our message to those in this plot; keep at it, your recompense is nigh. As for the operatives and the operations of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, the wind is invincible.
“One more time, we are warning and at the same time appealing to residents around major oil and gas facilities across our region to please evacuate immediately.
“This warning has become necessary because of the fact that we do not wish any of our people, for whom we have taken up this crusade, to become casualties of our campaign.
“All the marked facilities in all the states have been rigged with explosives at strategic points, waiting to be detonated. We are only being slowed down because of the presence of those still living close by. This struggle will only cease when the adversarial Nigerian system yields to reason.”