Another militant group, Niger Delta Sea Commandos, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not genuinely interested in dialogue with the Niger Delta people, vowing to ground his government.
The group in a statement also told the President to stop begging the militants to halt attacks on oil installations, asking him to rather commence dialogue forthwith.
It would be recalled that the President had on Friday night while hosting APC chieftains to breaking of fast dinner at the President Villa, begged the militants “in the name of God” to stop bombing oil installations.
But, the Commandos posited that rather than begging them, Buhari should lead the dialogue with militants if they must stop pursuing their dream of a Niger Delta Republic.
The statement issued on Sunday by the group’s spokesperson, Major Osama Blatter, reads:
“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?
“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 Nigerians 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.”