Abuja - A violent storm is brewing in the
Niger Delta after the Biafra National Youth League (BNYL) threatened to halt
oil production if alleged violations against Biafra protestors are not stopped.
The group’s Regional Coordinator, Washington Uzutameh
warned the security agencies to stop the clamp down amid protests for the
independence from Nigeria.
“The killing of armless Biafra protesters has become a
routine occurrence thus reminding us of the painful era of the Biafran war. We
may be forced to go on self defence and equally stop oil production if the
killings continue,” said Uzutameh.
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He said the group was demanding the release of Nnamdi
Kanu, a pro-Biafra independence advocate, who has been held in detention
despite securing bail.
The Department of State Services alleges Kanu, who has
been in custody since October, was sponsoring terrorism
“We are all Biafrans, we are only exercising our right to
freedom. Nnamdi Kanu should be released immediately otherwise things will get
out of hands. We are part of the demonstration, and we will not relent even
after Kanu's release,” the youth leader said.
It has been reported BNYL, has met leaders of the
Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, said to be one of the largest
militant groups in the oil-rich region. – CAJ News
- CAJ News