By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South- South, Festus Ahon, Egufe Yafugborhi & Perez Brisibe
WARRI—NIGER-DELTA Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, the militant group in the Niger Delta that has refused to honour the 60-day ceasefire between militants and Federal Government, served a fresh notice, yesterday, on the Nigerian Army and oil multinationals to watch out for the “next big statement.”
This came as some Pan Niger Delta civil society groups criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent statement that treasury looters were sponsoring militants, saying his gaffe was unacceptable.
Meanwhile, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, came hard on the Pan-Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by Chief Edwin Clark, for rejecting the Niger Delta Summit proposed by the Federal Government.
The group in a statement by self-styled Gen Aldo Agbalaja, yesterday, entitled, ‘Notice to Multinationals,’ said: “We are hereby, serving a notice to the oil multinational companies and their army of defense to watch out for the next big statement, it shall shake your imaginations.
“The chickens seem to be coming home to roost now, the truth is dawning on blacklegs working to shortchange their people will always backfire. When the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said we were out to draw it to the last with the oppressors, some snickered and bluffed, their indignation became most annoying when those pretenders called Avengers gave life to our prediction and announced a ceasefire.
“Now they are all coming back to the basics, falling back in line after seeing first hand, that we have been right all along about the Nigerian