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Jonathan reveals assassination plot by militants

08 August 2016, 07:23

Abuja - Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan claims that there is an ongoing plot to assassinate him by militants who according to him were seeking to end his life since since being the vice-president of Nigeria, Naij reports.

In a statement released yesterday, Jonathan claimed that the list of sponsors by the splinter group Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) was political, saying that it was part of a plot to assassinate him.

"Since it is not in our place to speak for all those named in the obvious fabrication, we are only intervening to the extent that its hidden intent poses a violent threat to the life of former President Goodluck Jonathan, a committed patriot.

"We are seized by the feeling of déjà vu occasioned by the resurrection of one dim character masquerading as Cynthia Whyte, who had in the past served as the spokesperson for a notorious group that had all along shown its hand to be going after the life of former President Jonathan."

Also read: Niger Delta Avengers challenge Buhari, Army

Jonathan over the weekend denied being a major sponsor of the Niger Delta Avengers, describing a statement linking him to the group, which has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks on oil facilities as well as employees of oil companies in the Niger Delta as malicious.

A splinter group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), which recently split from the Niger Delta Avengers, issued a statement on Saturday alleging that former President Jonathan was the “grand patron” of the violent group, NDA.

Jonathan, who is currently in Zambia where he is scheduled to monitor the country’s presidential election on August 11 dismissed the list released by Cynthia Whyte, the spokesman of RNDA.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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