A brand new militant group, the Niger Delta Warriors, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
The militant group additionally referred to as for the removing of the Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibrahim Magu.
It warned that if the Federal Authorities did not sack the duo inside the 14 days, youths within the Niger Delta would embark on mass protests in main cities of the nation, together with Abuja.
In a press release issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday, the spokesperson for the group, Normal Hart Bradford, mentioned its place was within the mild of the struggle towards corruption by the Federal Authorities.
Bradford mentioned, “We’re giving the President 14 days ultimatum to sack the SGF and the EFCC chairman, in any other case we will haven’t any choice than to hold out mass protest in Abuja and different cities throughout the nation till the SGF and EFCC chairman depart workplace.”
Bradford additionally warned the FG to cease denigrating the household of former President Goodluck Jonathan, noting that the probe of Mrs. Jonathan was a direct assault on the whole household.
He cautioned the FG to not be selective within the ongoing combat towards corruption, including that a number of corrupt personalities have been within the President’s cupboard.
He additionally known as for the reinstatement of the sacked six policemen, who have been aides to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
“We’re in help of the President’s anti-corruption marketing campaign, however the marketing campaign must be carried out with out sentiment or witch-hunt towards a selected set of individuals or celebration, ’’ he added.
In the meantime, members of the family of a suspected militant chief, Mr. Felix Miyenminiye, arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Navy have appealed to the Federal Authorities to launch him, including that he was unlawfully detained.
Felix hails from Ogbudugbudu neighborhood, Egbema Kingdom of the Warri-South Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
He was arrested by males of the Nigerian Navy on August 6, 2016 alongside Shell Street, Sapele space of the state, for assaults on oil services within the area.
The Nigerian Navy additionally accused him of being a pacesetter of 1 dreaded militant teams within the area: the Niger Delta Avengers.
In an announcement on Saturday by the pinnacle of the household, Mr. Morrison Miyenminiye, it defined that the suspect was an ex-Niger Delta agitator who accepted the Presidential Amnesty Programme in 2009 and had since been residing a peaceable, personal life.
The assertion learn partially, “The naval officers who arrested him carried out a search instantly in and round his home and located nothing regarding the mentioned frivolous allegation.
“Upon arrest, Miyenminiye was initially taken to Naval Base, Warri, and later transferred to Abuja the place he has since been within the custody of the Nigerian Navy. All efforts by the household to succeed in out to the authorities of the Nigerian Navy to launch him has not, in any manner, yielded optimistic outcome. We due to this fact enchantment to the Delta State Authorities and the Nigerian Navy authorities to impact the discharge of Miyenminiye.’’
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