Ahead of resumption of protest by pro-Biafran on Monday, former Niger Delta militant, Ateke Tom, has denied giving the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government 14 days ultimatum to grant Biafra freedom or face fresh agitation in the oil rich Niger Delta.
Ateke in a statement through his spokesman, Ifeanyi Ogbonna, denied the allegation that he had threatened the federal government over Biafra, describing the claim as fraudulent and inciting.
Ateke, who is now Leader of Niger Delta Vigilante, NDV, warned members of the public to desist from using his pictures for unauthorized media reports.
Ogbonna stressed that Ateke had never had meeting with the leadership of IPOB or MASSOB adding that he (Ateke) did not in any way threaten to declare war against the Buhari-led government.
Ogbonna noted that the ex-militant has no time for such talk, adding that he has been in his village, Okrika, and has nothing to do with any Biafran.
It was alleged that the warlord had met with the leaders of the protesting Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and has accepted to wage war against the federal government if it does not grant the clamour for freedom of the Biafrans within 14 days.