A militant group named as the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) has threatened fire and brimstone in the latest statement it released to newsmen on Saturday 6 August 2016.
The group said that in response to Boko Haram’s new purported plans to burn Christian churches in Northern Nigeria, it will reciprocate the violence by burning Mosques in Southern Nigeria.
Quoting the statement signed by spokesman W O I Izon-Ebi, NDRC said:
“We want to alert Nigerians and the world that the Islamization plot has been proven by the Boko Haram new leader Abu Masab el Barnaw that their new mission is to kill all Christians and burn down all churches.
“But, we want to warn them that we, the Niger Delta youths, in this 21st century will not accept killing of innocent Christians or burning of churches. That if they try it in the north or any part of Nigeria, we the Niger Delta youths will not see any Muslim or mosque in the Niger Delta.
“We are not against President Buhari granting the Boko Haram amnesty if their sole purpose is to own an Islamic caliphate in the north, but they should mot shift it to the Niger Delta.
“All we know and want is resource control and true federalism, if truly they believe in one Nigeria, and are working harder to build a prosperous One Nigeria, let them shift their Operation Crocodile Tears to the Fulani herdsmen and the Boko Haram that is threatening the unity and peace of Nigeria.”