Declaration Of Niger Delta Republic, date revealed:
Due to alleged selective maltreatment of citizens of the region by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, militant group Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters (NDRF) has vowed to declare the Niger Delta Republic on June 1, 2019,
In a statement, the group made mention of the way Justice Walter Onnoghen was removed as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the police invasion of the residence of Niger Delta leader Edwin Clark in 2018 as part of the selective maltreatment of Niger Delta people.
Maxwell Dan, Director of Information of the group said:
“It is quite unfortunate that the story has not changed till today. We are standing on that declaration of the sovereign state of Niger Delta and we will declare the Niger Delta Republic on June 1, 2019.”
“It is a common fact that Nigeria has completely derailed from the path of peace, justice and progress as proclaimed by its founding fathers.”
“As that could not pay off, they remove a Niger Delta son, Mr Seiyeifa Mathew, the most qualified Director of DSS without due process. Also, not satisfied with his cruel and selective onslaught against the Niger Delta people, they plotted again and remove our son Justice Walter Onnoghen from office on frivolous allegations without following due process, neither was he given an opportunity of fair hearing”, the group stated.
“There is no single viable project executed by the Federal Government in Niger Delta despite the billions of naira made by the government from the resources of the Niger Delta following the ceasefire in the region. It is also unfortunate after four (4) years.”
Talking about recent killings in Nigeria, the group said, “the blood of innocent citizens is becoming alarming and it is obvious that the government can’t protect the people, instead they continue to make unguarded statements without recourse to the safety of it’s citizens. It is a fact that the country is under siege and we can’t allow it to consume us.”
From the look of things, it seems the group is focused on declaration of Niger Delta Republic.