The Niger Delta Red Squad has sent a threat and warning across Nigeria and particularly Imo state government that the next phase of their operation would take the country and state by storm.
The group warned that their next attack will be shocking.
The militant group operating from the Ohaji Egbema axis of the state called out the Brigade Commander of the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze in Imo State, Brigadier-General Kay Ishyaku, who according to them, made certain comments to news media across the country.
A post on their Facebook wall reads: “Since the Brigade Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, thinks he can talk to media, let him wait for us at Owerri, we will teach Imo State lessons they will never forget as soon as our two weeks cease-fire elapses.”
The group, which earlier said their agitation was against the inordinate exploitation and marginalisation of the oil bearing communities in the state, added “Rochas Okorocha, Army General Ishyaku and law enforcement agencies should get ready. We are coming.”
According to a recent terse statement posted on their Facebook page, “Our two weeks seize-fire is almost coming to an end, and then we will start full operations.
“Imo State and Nigeria will be shocked at what we are going to do in our forthcoming attacks.”
Recall that the group, in an earlier statement last month, had vowed to cripple the activities of oil companies operating in their area for allegedly exploiting the community without living up to their responsibilities to their hosts.
The statement read, “We shall destroy everything in Imo State that was built with our oil money.
“Since the creation of Imo State in 1976, neither Imo State Government nor oil companies have remembered us, we have been neglected and abandoned.
“Oil companies started operations in our community since 1957 but till date, we have nothing to show as benefit and for the Imo State government, we will make sure you make no further gains from Ohaji Egbema.
“No electricity, no tarred roads, no drinking water, no hospital, no youth employment or empowerment,” the statement read in part.