by Nicholas Ibekwe
A Niger Delta militant, Victor Ben Ebikabowei, also known as Boyloaf, has threatened to attack the asset of Theophilus Danjuma, a retired General, located in the Niger Delta, for demanding the immediate arrest of some ex-militants who threatened to wage war against the country if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected.
In a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Ebikabowei listed the location of some of Mr. Danguma’s asset in the region and promised to attack them if the retired General does not “retrace his steps” and apologise to the former militants and the people of the Niger Delta.
“I have elected to expose Retired General T.Y Danjuma for whom he is with this reply and advise him to apologize not only to myself, but to my brothers as well, and the entire well meaning and oppressed people of the Niger Delta,” Mr. Ebokabowei said in the highly charged statement.
On Wednesday, during the commissioning of the multi-billion naira Kwakwasiya city, one of the three mega cities built by the administration of Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, Mr. Danjuma said the threat by the ex-militants is inimical to national unity and capable of plunging the country in war.
“You should arrest Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Boylop and other Niger Delta militants for making reckless statements, which in any way does not mean keeping Nigeria as one entity and creating war situation,” he said.
Last Saturday, after a meeting at the Bayelsa State Government House, the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari; Victor Ben Ebikabowei, aka, Boy Loaf; Government Ekpudomenowei, aka, Tompolo; and other militants threatened to unleash violence on the country and take back Niger Delta oil should the president lose the election. They also said any attempt to dethrone Mr. Jonathan would be seen as a direct attack on the Ijaw nation.