Niger Delta Militants reject south-south security outfit

Militants under The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA) has rejected the South-South security outfit proposed by governors in the region, saying it is out of place.

The Militants made this known in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Sunday accusing the governors that they will use it to fight their perceived political opponents.

They insisted that whay they need in the region is not security but welfare for the people of the States that make up the region.

“The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators hereby condemn in totality the recent meeting of the South-South governors in Asaba, Delta State, in order to form a regional security outfit, which is totally out of place, as the present problems facing the Niger Delta are not security-related, but greed and corruption by the governors.

“The aim of creating this regional security outfit is to use them to fight their perceived political opponents and those that would dare speak against their anti-people policies in their respective states.

“We want to alert the Federal Government and International Community that the guns and other weapons these governors will buy to equip this security outfit will be diverted to equip their political thugs and cultists, which will be difficult to control.

“This will return the Niger Delta to those inglorious days of violence, pipeline vandalism, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violence crimes. Let it be known to the entire world that if there will be any security threat in the Niger Delta, the governors should be held responsible.

“They (South-South governors) intend to cause security breach using their agents in order press home their demand for regional security outfit, which we vehemently reject,” they said.

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