Following the statement made by foremost northern politician, Junaid Mohammed, wherein he described the Niger Delta militants as terrorists like Boko Haram, one of the militant groups in the region, Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC) has responded.
According to a statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Major Osama Blatter, the NDSC said they weren’t terrorists but agitators calling for their rights.
He refuted claims that the recent upsurge in militancy was being funded by politicians while stressing that the group has nothing in common with extremist group, Boko Haram.
“We commend Junaid for remembering that Boko Haram is a terrorist group, but we want to unequivocally tell the ethnic bigot that we are just agitators and not terrorists. Our activities and Boko Haram cannot be compared.”
“We are not deterred by the call by Junaid Mohammed because such calls will only facilitate the crumbling of Nigeria, which is what we are after. Junaid should be informed that we never begged to be appeased by Hausa/Fulani President, Muhammadu Buhari.”
“We are only fighting to leave Nigeria, which has enslaved and exploited us for too long. We are not sponsored by any politician, but it a civic duty required of us to liberate us people from slavery.”