Ex-militants threaten to blow up hijacked vessel, expatriates onboard over Biafra

From: Tony John, Port Harcourt

A group of ex-militants in support of the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed responsibility for the hijack of a ship on Friday along the Bakassi Pennisula Nigeria coastal line.

The group, which recently gave the Federal Government a 31-day ultimatum to release Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader and Director of Radio Biafra, said the concerned Niger Delta agitators were abreast with the incarceration of Kanu.

Spokesperson of the group, who gave his name as General Ben, threatened that they would blow up the vessel with the expatriates onboard, if the government continues to dilly-dally over Kanu’s release.

Speaking in Port Harcourt yesterday, the group’s spokesperson declared that they would not wait till the end of the ultimatum, before showing their seriousness.

Ben stated: “We cannot wait till the end of the 31 days to tell the Federal Government that we are serious. The vessel and the crew are under custody.

And any noise, any delay from government, we will blow up everything. We will blow the vessel and everybody in the vessel will go down. “We are not interested in the country that owns the vessel. What we know is that the vessel was coming to Nigeria to lift oil. We are not interested;; once it is blown up, let the country and Nigeria resolve the matter.

“We are in touch with everything happening around the IPOB leader.

Now, court has denied him bail, saying because of his dual citizenship, he might jump bail. We also heard that the judge said he would rather give the matter an accelerated hearing.

This is provocative;; hence we did not waste time to go into action. We are in support of the Biafra struggle.

We will not retreat or surrender. “The federal government might have taken our ultimatum as an empty threat. But, we will surprise them,” he stated.

Also, the group reacted to the Supreme Court verdict, which upheld the appeal filed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, saying that it saved the state from bloodshed.

Ben said the state would have been overwhelmed by crisis, warning any government against sabotaging the IPOB agitation of the consequences.




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  1. Thank you general Ben keep blowing up the vessel and continue taking the expatriate hostage . what Kanu is fighting for is a just course how can people who owns the oil remain in slavery while the north and West who have no single drop oil owns the whole oil walls in the contraption called Nigeria what a marginalization to the highest level,God will see you through.

  2. they wil see fire fuck up nigeria

  3. He that ventured into the lions den must go with weapons of war marriage between southern and Northern Protectolates has expired so is time for us to take our leave from nigeria one nigeria is not by force kudos to N Deltans

  4. Th One And Only General Has Spoken And I Support Him Totally, Fed Government Has Over Crossed. They Need To Know That SS And SE, Bravoooo To General Ben

  5. Ikonne N. P. Onyeozi

    The zoo don’t like peace so they will see what they like. tanx

  6. Carry go General. Biafra we stand , Biafra forever

  7. Celestine Alaribe

    We have every right to defend our land, and ourselves, from any intruder. The first colonization by the British was sneaked on our ancestors. This time the world is more than civilized. We are civilized and no body can take us for granted. The have used us for too long for their own economic gain. They must be given to know that it is all over. No body can control our destiny. We know the meaning of once beaten twice shy.
    I am Alaribe and I stand on my words.

  8. I am an Asian and I support BIAFRAN Independent. The Old Eastern Nigeria must work together to actualize this great dreams. I see a Nation where Americans came get a Visa to work in, I see a Nation that is so RICH that they lend to other Nations of the World, and that Nation is BIAFRA. One love from JAPAN and I look forward to come to BIAFRAN LAND for celebration of the birth of a great Nation in Africa (BIAFRA).

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