Friday, September 9, 2011

Ijaw Group Threatens to Tackle Boko Haram

7 September 2011

Emma Amaize

Warri — A militant Ijaw revolutionary group in the Niger Delta region, Meinbutus, yesterday, threatened to confront the Boko Haram with a view of curbing its excesses.

It also accused two former Northern military Head of States (names withheld) and former Vice President of sponsoring the violent attacks by the group to undermine the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Amayanabo of Meinbutus, King-Jerry Nakpose in a statement, vowed to defend President Jonathan at all cost and warned the two former Head of States to retrace their steps.

He said: "The Meinbutus had mapped out strategies to curtail the excesses of the Boko Haram, which had no reasons for their attacks. The Meinbutus, like other groups, fought for equality and development that brought about the needed peace Nigerians are currently enjoying today. It should be noted that the Meinbutus remain the best ground fighters in the world. Therefore, we will not hesitate to display our God-given talent if the need arises.

"As law abiding citizens, we call on the highly respected Sultan of Sokoto and other well meaning Northern leaders to prevail on the Boko Haram to stop wreaking further havoc on innocent people."

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