There is tension in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Calabar as the new dreaded militant group, Niger-Delta Avengers (NDA), has sounded the alarm that these areas are next to be hit in its bombing rampage.
The group warned that except President Muhammadu Buhari meets their demands which includes commencement of the maritime university, freeing of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu amongst other demands, the bombing will continue.
The NDA which had denounced wanted ex-militant Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo and has issued him a three-day ultimatum for denouncing the group, said nothing would stop their campaign.
A source close to the militant group hinted that they were pleased with their operations, weekend, and expressed satisfaction that it was able to effortlessly cripple oil operations in Delta State and was willing to continue with the bombings.
In a related development, there was panic in Oporoza, headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State as soldiers invaded the town.
The troops, who arrived the community in two gunboats, were in search of members of Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group that resumed bombing of oil installations in the state.
The military men, who came at 12.30a.m., laid siege to the community until about 5a.m., when they departed. A source said the Army reportedly acted on intelligence report that the militants had secretly converged on the community.
The invasion is coming on the heels of warning by the Oodua Defenders Union, ODU, to the NDA from attacking Lagos describing it as an insult on the Yoruba race.
President-General, Rabak Anthony, in a statement warned against any attack in Lagos or any part of Yorubaland.
Oodua Defenders Union, said: “This Ijaw threat that was published in all the media, both electronic and print, cannot be taken for granted. Therefore, the Yoruba are ready to make the first move against the Ijaws in Lagos before their brothers will storm Lagos.
“We fought the Ijaws here in Lagos before because of this arrogance and they know we are ready for them. They came here about five years ago to attack the Atlas Cove where Naval officers guarding tank farms were killed. So, we are not taking this threat without preparation. We are ready, let them make the move.”