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Buhari government is corrupt - militants

27 September 2016, 07:31

Niger Delta - The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was corrupt and could not be trusted, Naij reports.

The militant group said this was the reason why it would not partake in a ceasefire called by other militant groups in the region.

NDGJM reasoned that the alleged insincerity of the Buhari led administration was the cause for them refusing to lay down arms saying that the government could not be trusted as it was corrupt.

The militant group added that it would continue to attack oil pipelines until the government and oil firms ended their oppressive tendencies.

In an official statement the militant group lamented the Niger Delta Avengers' decision to enter too quickly into a ceasefire agreement with the Federal Government while saying that it had attacks planned if the FG continued its military tactics.

“Until we see a sincere and genuine step towards a just and equitable mending of the injustices of all the years past done to our people, this war shall persist and we can guarantee that they cannot win this one, even if they get all the world’s arsenal assembled behind them," the statement read.

News24 reported that Shell Nigeria is refusing to confirm a report by Niger Delta militants that they have bombed its Bonny oil pipeline in the south, crippling its exports.

Friday night's bombing breaks a month-long ceasefire between militant groups and the government and comes days after repairs from an earlier attack had allowed exports to resume.

The Niger Delta Avengers say its attack is "only a wake-up call" responding to a clampdown by security forces that it says violated the ceasefire.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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