*Wants Buhari To Lead Negotiation Team –
Militant group, Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop playing politics with their demand or his government will be crippled.
The group, while issuing the warning through a statement signed by spokesman, Major Osama Blatter, called on Buhari to stop begging and start making moves to negotiate with militants to stop attacks in the region.
The comment is coming few days after Buhari pleaded with the militants to stop destroying oil installations in the Niger Delta.
“Those of you who have friends among the leadership or even the militants themselves should plead with them in the name of God Almighty to take it easy.
“We are in a very difficult time, so we have to organise ourselves. Anybody that says he has any other country than Nigeria should go out and see,” Buhari had said.
But NDSC in a response, said, “As members of Sea Commandos, we cannot take Buhari’s plea serious and we are running out of patience. The issue is when he will start his dialogue.”
The group continued, “When will Nigeria grant Niger Delta autonomous state? Buhari should not play politics with Niger Delta’s demands. If he plays with us, we will ground his government. Delay is dangerous. We are not interested in any plea.
“Who told Buhari that Nigerians do not have other country than Nigeria? Niger Deltans are not part of Nigeria he is referring to because we belong to Niger Delta Republic.
“Buhari should lead the negotiation team, we want him in the creeks, Buhari should not expect our oil to stabilize Nigeria’s economy that is a thing of the past.
“Since he came back, we have not heard anything from him about the expired two-week ceasefire, he has not announced any extension, which is why we say that he is pretending. We are warning that we can no longer wait, we will commence attack any moment from now.”