Thursday, 23 June 2016
Some senior Yoruba, Hausa Soldiers planning to overthrow Buhari – Niger Delta militants
Niger Delta militants group under the aegis, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF, has alleged that some senior military officers from the Yoruba and Hausa extractions are planning to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government through a coup d’état.
The group alleged that the coup plotters intend to achieve their plan through civil unrest and the continuous attack on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.
JNDLF, which recently threatened to launch a missile attack, in a statement said it was contacted to execute the sinister plan, but it refused.
“We received several calls unknown to persuade us to continue the bombing and that when succeeded in overthrowing the government we will be placed on a better position, we said capital NO!
“When asked of their names they are above Major General’s level. They refused to disclose their names but their intonations seem like yoruba and Hausa. Our agitation is not for selfish interest but for the overall benefit of the Niger delta region.
“We’ll not kidnap any person, kill or hostage taking of any expatriate in the country but will continue our agitation with clear determination to actualize our course in Nigeria.
“We believe their sinister plan because there is ceasefire in the region for dialogue, but since then, the attitude and actions of the service chiefs show that such plan could work for them.”