A Niger Delta militant group, the Concerned Militant Leaders, CML, has warned that no other separatist group will negotiate with the Federal Government until issues in the South South region are addressed, stressing that more attacks should be expected.The group issued the warning while confirming the capture of a vessel with Liberian flag along Bakassi Peninsula of Nigerian waterways.
They warned that no militant group should dialogue with the Federal Government, until it addressed the agitations of the Niger Delta agitators, particularly the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which CML, in particular, said it’s concerned about.
Disclosing the details of the seized vessel, spokesperson of CML, General Ben, in a statement said, “The vessel has the following details (excluding crew onboard), MMSI: 636015354; IMO: 9113551; gross tonnage: 25,202; Country Flag, Liberia; Crude oil tanker and Pilot, Captain Marcus.”
Ben further added, “This is the worst government we have had since this democratic dispensation. People are suffering and dying out of hardship and government does not want to listen to the grievances of our people.
“There is no time again for negotiation with any government, and no group, even the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), should not do that. Government should wait for us and expect more pipeline attack.”