JOINT NIGER Delta Liberation
Force, JNDLF, on Friday said
it delayed its planned missiles
launch on six targeted places
following pleadings by the
federal government and some
international agencies for them
to negotiate with the Nigerian
According a statement signed
and issued to Nigerian Pilot
Saturday on behalf of the Joint
Revolutionary Council, General
Akotebe Darikoro, Commander,
General Duties, said, “this
(planned missiles launch) was
waved side as a result of federal
government and some nations
pleading with us through email
to open talks with (President)
“We saw some genuine
aspiration on the part of Pharaoh
of Nigeria (Buhari) who made
several contacts to us to see
reasons with them in terms of
under-development of the region.
The group reiterated its call for
the release of the former National
Security Adviser, NSA,
Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Dr.
Nnamdi Kanu, as directed by the
“Direct EFCC to defreeze the
bank accounts of ex-militant
leader, Government Ekpemupolo,
(a.k.a. Tompolo). The only
Nigerian Maritime University
sited in the most appropriate
and befitting place – Okerenkoko
in Delta State, must start the
2015/2016 academic session
“The immediate implementation
of the report of the 2014 National
Conference report, failure of which
Nigeria will forcefully break-up.
Oil-polluted lands in the Niger
Delta must be cleaned up, while
compensation should be paid to
all oil-producing communities,
e.g. Chevron fire outbreak of gas
explosion in Koluama, Bayelsa
State and Bonga Oil Spill in 2011.”
The group also demanded that
Dr. Felix Tuodolo, who they said
is an apostle of non-violence and
has been in the struggle for the
liberation of region since 1980
and was equally the designer of
the amnesty programme, as new
Coordinator of the Presidential
Amnesty Programme in place of
Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd).
They said Tuodolo’s appointment
will stall further vandalization of
pipelines in the region.
The group said it was piqued
by President Buhari’s childish
statement that, he will develop
those areas that gave him
95 percent votes during his
presidential election last year and
urged the president to change his
mind set about the region.
The group threatens to sustain
attacks on oil and gas facilities if
their demands are not met.

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