– The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force
(JNDLF), a body of different militant groups
has warned President Muhammadu Buhari
– The group made this known on Tuesday,
June 21 while revealing that some top army
officers are planning to sack Buhari’s
government through a coup d’état
JNDLF, which claimed responsibility for the
threats issued on launching a missile attack
which caused pandemonium in the Niger
Delta region, stressed that people behind the
coup plot were getting ready to instigate
anarchy in the region, as part of their ulterior
motive to overthrow Buhari’s government.
The militants revealed this in an electronic
statement that some high ranking army
officers were already involved in the plan of
the coup, because they approached the
leaders of their group, with an appeal that
they should continue with the ongoing
attacks on oil installations and petroleum
JNDLF alleged that the “coup plotters”
wanted to use the continued destruction of
oil facilities as the real reason to overthrow
the federal government.
President Muhammadu Buhari and chief of
army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai
The electronic statement released, was
signed by those who identified themselves as
‘General’ Torunanaowei Latei (Creek Network
Coordinator); ‘General’ Agbakakuro Owei-
Tauro (Pipeline Bleeding Expert); ‘General’
Akotebe Darikoro (Commander, General
Duties) and ‘General’ Pulokiri Ebikade
(Intelligence Bureau).
The militant group stated: “We are constraint
to let the cat out of the bag today that
PresidentMohammadu Buhari should be wary
about the security of this country as some
military men are making move to remove him
from power by instigating civil unrest in the
“Some top military men through their civil
agents approached us to cause and continue
the vandalization of the oil and gas pipelines
in the Niger delta region so as to use as an
excuse to take over the government from
democracy to military rule in the country.
“We said no as such plan will not work and
not in conformity with our genuine desire of
agitation.The military want to disgrace him
now and let him quickly look into the
issues and make pronouncement for his
administration to be in peace.
“Let president should analyze certain memo
from the military concerning Niger delta
region before taking action or otherwise the
military will use that as a platform to remove
him. We know the issue of Niger delta is
political and we preferred
political solution to resolve it but if the
president refused.”
Niger Delta militants
The group further added that President Buhari
should apply the necessary measures to solve
the Niger Delta region problems, in order to
for the ploy of these top military to fail.
It said:
“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
“We believe their sinister plan because their 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
In a news that came up today, some groups
of Niger Delta militants asked the federal
government to be ready for more attacks in
the oil-rich region of Nigeria as the two-
week ceasefire between them and the
government comes to an end.