Irate Niger Delta militants under the aegis of Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters are poised to have destroy infrastructure in Lagos and Abuja following the neglect their region has suffered over the years.
The militants accused the Federal government of marginalising the Niger Delta region and failing to fulfill its promise on its amnesty programme.
The threat was made by the militants in a video posted on Africa Independent Television, AIT, on Tuesday, in which a masked member of the group, read from a statement.
They lamented the deplorable situation in the Niger Delta.
He said there had not been any meaningful progress in the area.
“There are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy,” the militants said.
The group stated further: “Over the years, the Niger Delta people have made frantic efforts to create an enabling environment… but to our great dismay, the Nigerian government over the years has decided to handle the issues of the Niger Delta with kid gloves. They have betrayed the struggle and have left the people to their fate.
“Rather, what is visible is the presence of military gunboat and the numerous military personnel dispersed to the Niger Delta who are killing, raping, and maiming the innocent people of the region.
“Look at the security surveillance contract taking place in our region through the federal government these agencies in place have decided to shortchange our people. Now in our territorial waters, it is an Israeli company that is providing waterway security which we have competent hands with expert knowledge to manage.
“Don’t worry, because we are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. As a group committed to giving total liberation to our people, we will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy.”
The group suggested that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and Rivers State governor, should intervene.