A militant group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria has ordered the Nigerian military out of the zone in the next 48 hours.
This directive was given by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, on Thursday in a statement issued by its leaders.
It was gathered that the group told soldiers in the Niger Delta to vacate the area within 48 hours or have themselves to blame.
In the statement signed by one General Akotebe Darikoro, Commander, General Duties; General Torunnanaowei Latei, Creeks Network Coordinator; General Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro, Pipelines Bleeding Expert; and General Pulokiri Ebiladei of its Intelligence Bureau, the group said it will deal with any military personnel that disobeys its directive.
“Nigerian military should as a matter of urgency leave peacefully the Ijaw communities they are presently in, the next 48 hours under the guise of searching for the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) or else we should not be blamed of whatever catastrophe that may befall on such officers and the likely affected families of the officers should blame not the region,” the group said in the statement.