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OPC issues Niger Delta militants with an ultimatum

21 July 2016, 07:11

Abuja - The reformed Oodua People's Congress (OPC) has issued suspected militants in the Niger Delta with a 14-day ultimatum, Naij reports.

The group has warned militants to avoid attacking communities in the South West unless they are prepared for reprisal attacks against them.

The warning, which was issued in response to recent attacks staged by suspected militants in Imusin and Ogijo in Ogun, states that reprisal attacks will be the course of action should Ijaw youths fail to end their activities in the South West by the end of the ultimatum.

Also read: OPC wages war against Fulani herdsmen

"It is a known fact that we, the Yoruba, are the most contented, accommodating and tolerant among all the ethnic groups in Nigeria. We wholeheartedly welcome other tribes coming into our states either to reside or do business. But, if they want to take our hospitality for stupidity, we are ready to prove to them that the gentility of a tiger is not an act of cowardice. Before now, it was the Fulani herdsmen, now it is the Ijaw people that are on the prowl. Enough is enough.

"Consequently, we are giving the Ijaw militants a 14-day ultimatum to allow peace to reign in our land. If they fail to heed the warning, it will henceforth be an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. We will prove to them that Lagos belongs to the Yoruba and not a no man’s land that they tend to erroneously claim," the statement read.

Read more at Naij

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