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Boko Haram: N-Delta militants volunteer to join forces with army

Emma Amaize

20 September, 2011, Sweetcrude, WARRI- FOLLOWING uncovered intelligence reports that the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, had concluded plans to bomb some states in the Niger-Delta, South-East and South-West geo-political zones, militants in the Niger-Delta have volunteered to team up with the security agencies, especially the armed forces to repel the terrorist group.

Spokesman of the militants under the aegis of Niger-Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, “Captain” Mark Anthony, in an online statement, Tuesday, said the Israeli forces contracted by the government cannot provide adequate security and volunteered special security services for President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his immediate family because of the precarious security situation in the country.

The militant group specifically warned Boko Haram members to steer clear of the Niger-Delta in their own interest, saying, “If they ignore this warning, the counter reaction will be disastrous”.

Part of the statement reads: “We, on behalf of the good people of Niger Delta and Nigerians do hereby offer to partner with the federal security force, especially the army to give voluntary security services to President Goodluck Jonathan and his immediate family over the precarious security situation created by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram with suicide bombing at strategic locations in Abuja and other cities in the nation, thereby creating total insecurity”.

“This call for partnership becomes expedient, especially with the porous security network and backstabbing in high security quarters, which gives the feeling that the life of the President and his immediate family members is at risk.

“We show concern for the fact that the Nigerian security apparatus have been overtly cowed by the activities of the Boko Haram. For us, President Goodluck Jonathan is a product of our intensified Niger -Delta armed struggle and we will not claim not to know that the Boko Harram mission is to destabilize President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration or assassinate him, if they can have their way. God will not allow it to happen as the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan is divine providence”, he added.

“The Boko Haram agitation is not anti-western education, but anti Niger Delta/Christianity and we will not continue to fold our hands and allow these devils in human faces to terrorize and kill innocent citizens at will”

“We are aware that the government had offered the security of the life of President Goodluck Jonathan to Israeli police, but that is not enough as NDLF tested soldiers are still very visible to give the President the needed support/security as one of our own from any external force, if the enabling environment is given to us.

“Therefore, by this notification, we urge Mr. President to reach us informally for his protection and guarantee the successful conclusion of his constitutional responsibility”, the group further stated.

“For us, suicide bombing or throwing hand grenade at public places is ‘woman fight’, that is why while we were in the creek, we always alert soldiers of our pre-targets and our locations, And we did not throw any bomb at public places because such operations are devilish and satanic and are not part of Niger Delta struggle.”

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  • Daniel

    This will lead to civil war!

  • So, on the police, “send more charity cash”, but wait a minute. As if Tafa Balogun of Ila-Orangun did not happen. 2003 general elections and the Chief of Police that stole, everything under the noses of Ngozi and OBJ. On the whole, I am concerned about our 1 year term Superman Jonathan. Fine, he appears to be aware of many issues, however, he seems to be living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. He is as optimistic as every politician after a quick vote but service. People do care how we get there indeed. Just show us. We have huge challenges in Nigeria but the ready aim fire approach was in our father s time. Today, Fire Fire Fire is the only way forward as he continues to use baba-go-slow sails.