Niger Delta agitators said
they have forgiven former
Military Head of State, Ibrahim
Babangida, and ex-President,
Olusegun Obasanjo, for their
past mistakes against youths.
Speaking under the auspices
of 21st Century Youths of
Niger Delta, the agitators
anchored their remark on the
fact that both past leaders
fearlessly told President
Muhammadu Buhari the truth
on the state of the nation and
the need to restructure the
country.
In a statement signed by
WOI Izon Ebi, the agitators
also appealed to Nigerian
youths to forgive the two
former leaders since they have
now told Buhari the truth.
They also warned the Chief
of Army Staff, Lt General
Tukur Brutai, over his planned
re-launching of Operation
Crocodile Smile 3 and Python
Dance 3 in the South-South.
The statement reads, “We
applaud General Babangida
and Obasanjo for their
boldness for the love of
Nigeria and its youths.
“We urge all youths to
forgive them and take the
message because they are part
of the problem of Nigeria and
now they have said the truth
because they are close to their
creator. Their sins are forgiven
for this single act of courage
and boldness to speak the
truth for the love of Nigeria
and the future of Nigerian
youths.
“It is now left for President
Buhari to do the needful
and restructure the country
because every father will
always like to give their
children a future. What
does Buhari want to be
remembered for? We leave the
question for him to answer
because everything has been
exposed.
“The 21st Century Youths of
the Niger Delta and agitators
with conscience lauded General
Babangida for his courage and
love for Nigerian youths for
standing up and speaking as a
General that believes in unity.
“His message is simple,
urging the youths of Nigeria
to wake up from their slumber
and rise up to take leadership
from analogue leaders that
have failed their generation.
“It was not surprising to
us when Professor Umar
Labdo Mohammed of the
Faculty of Humanity, North-
West University, Kano, made
provocative and derogatory
statements that the Fulanis
are born to rule Nigeria for
a long time and that Niger-
Delta resources are owned by
the north because of their land
mass and population.
“It is not surprising to us
because God is using him
to expose the reason why
we found ourselves in this
primitive, barbaric and ungodly
society called Nigeria. How do
you explain and defend the fact
that the allocation of Katsina
State with no oil is far higher
than the allocation of the six oil
producing states in the Niger
Delta, where oil is produced
using the indices of land mass
and population.
“The so-called land mass
that is supposed to be used for
agriculture is now a breeding
ground and training camp
for terrorists. The so-called
population is now empowered
with AK47 rifles and cows
with the aid of mercenaries to
kill innocent Nigerians and
hardworking farmers that are
struggling to provide food
for the nation and the federal
government is trying to proffer
a legal backing to justify their
killing of innocent Nigerians
with cattle colony.
“The last time we checked,
we found out that the country’s
armed forces swore to an oath
of protecting the lives of its
citizens and the territorial
integrity of its nation.
“And that is what is playing
out and we in the Niger Delta
will not, we repeat, will not
take any military action in any
guise from the unprofessional
army headed by Buratai,
which has lost its pride and
glory.’’

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