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Buhari Chickens Out of Ogoni Trip Following Death Threats by Niger Delta Avengers

President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled one-day trip to Ogoniland, Rivers State for the flag off of Niger Delta clean up has been canceled.

Sources informed about the cancelation say it may not be unconnected to security threats to the President from the Niger Delta Avengers group who had threatened bloodshed and promised to kill the President if he went ahead with his plan to visit the Niger Delta region.

Although presidential spokesman Garba Shehu told our reporter he would come back with an explanation for the canceled trip in about one hour, reports indicate that President Buhari will now be represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Buhari, a retired military general, had vowed to crush the Niger Delta militants during his May 29, 2016 one year anniversary speech. “The recent spate of attacks by militants disrupting oil and power installations will not distract us from engaging leaders in the region in addressing Niger Delta problems. If the militants and vandals are testing our resolve, they are much mistaken. We shall apprehend the perpetrators and their sponsors and bring them to justice”, he boasted.

Despite the deployment of military gunboats and warships to the Niger Delta region, the nefarious activities of the Niger Delta Avengers continue unabated.

More details to come.

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  1. Dr. Benneth Onoh

    It is always the case with dictators; they are geared by their insecurity and cowardice. Remember what happened when the going got tough for Saddam Husain, he ended up being found in a hole, as his last resort, not to forget about the strongest Gadhafi, who was found in a pipe when his downfall finally came. Who knows where they would be found tomorrow if it gets out of hand. Here they are for you, the Civil war Generals of the Nigerian Nation who took pride in butchering over 2 million fellow compatriots. And who under their command today their security forces are shooting down in cold blood unarmed youths in peaceful demonstration as a sign of their toughness and Bravery. What a shame if they know any shame at all.


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