An alleged leader of a top Niger Delta militant group has threatened President Muhammadu Buhari and his family with death in a video message that has been trending on social media.
Nigeria has been battling with the problem of renewed issues of Niger Delta militancy in the year 2016 due to a variety of problems mixed with politics. A leading Niger Delta militant group known as the Niger Delta Avengers have been leading the race in the destruction of oil facilities in the South-south region which has threatened the mainstay of the Nigerian economy.
Some militant groups have called on the halt of the ongoing anti-graft war by President Muhammadu Buhari and also the release of prominent members of the People’s Democratic Party like Sambo Dasuki and others as a condition for peace.
Other groups called for the unconditional release of the founder of the Independent People of Biafra and separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been incarcerated by the Federal Government with charges of terrorism and treason slammed on him.
Other armed groups advocate for a development programme for the deplorable Niger Delta region which has been degraded by oil spills and fire outbreaks due to decades of oil exploration by multinational companies who have failed to adequately compensate the host communities.
This brief narrative above leads us to another strong threat to the President by a Niger Delta militant group leader from Orogun in Delta state named Ogoneoghochukwu.
This audacious Nigerian bared his face in a threatening video where he reiterated his plan to kill the Nigerian President and his most popular child, Zahra. Like other groups, he is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The young man who wore a black pair of sun glasses and assumably read slowly from a written statement sounded firm in his words. The viral video came with a short caption below:
”Buhari has just started a fight that he can not finish, We warned him! …The unarmed Biafrans you are sending your army to kill are innovative, they are intellectuals, they are warriors. They hardly start up something but when they do, they don’t go back. We are Biafrans!!!, We are the avengers!! We will come for you!! Those against Biafra freedom wait for us!!”
Watch the video below: