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U.S, U.K Intel Stopped Buhari's Ogoni Visit

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Warnings from the United States and Britain was responsible for President

Mohammadu Buhari's cancellation of his well-publicized trip to Ogoni land,

Rivers State, State Department sources confirmed to .

Buhari's visit to Ogoni was aimed at launching the commencement of the

clean-up of Ogoni land, devastated by over 50years of oil exploration. sources confirmed that following threat assessment and

analysis conducted, the U.S and British Government immediately sent out an

intel to the Nigerian Government, requesting that the President shelve his

visit to the volatile Niger Delta region, citing possible danger.

It was learnt that soon as the foreign intel was passed on to President

Buhari, he immediately canceled the Ogoni trip and asked Vice President

Oshinbajo to represent him instead.
Sources told that Buhari is considered an “enemy of the

Delta region.”
Since after winning the Presidential elections, foreign think-thank

organizations such as Council for Foreign Relations, CFR, Institute

Francais de Relations Internationales, IFRI, based in Paris have expressed

worries over possible regrouping of the Niger Delta Militants who believe

the emergence of President Buhari denied a son of the region the

opportunity to win a second term elections.
A member of the new militant group had told IBTimes UK that President

Buhari would be signing his death warrant if he stepped into Ogoniland.

Presidential handlers, gathered, are taking the threat

to the life of the president seriously. The initial plan was to leak the

information that the vice president would go in Buhari’s place as a decoy

to disarm the vigilance of the militants while the president actually goes

to conduct a quick launch of the oil spill clean-up exercise and swiftly

return to Abuja.
“Buhari is trying to visit Ogoniland, but he should sign his death warrant

before coming to Port Harcourt or try to visit any state of the Niger

Delta community, Biafra land,” the suspected NDA member said during the

phone call.
“We are starting a dance he cannot finish. We shall dance like vultures.

He [Buhari] has dared to wake a sleeping lion, but I promise him this time

around if he tries to step his foot in any community of the Niger Delta,

in Biafraland, he will not go back alive. Any Niger Deltan who will try to

walk with Buhari shall also go to his grave that day. This is our

Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Nigeria's director of Defence

Information, had boasted to IBTimes UK the government does not perceive

NDA as a threat. “Niger Delta is part of Nigeria and will remain part of

Nigeria for life. Buhari is the president, he is number one, he can go

anywhere he
wants,” he said.
“[The] NDA are just criminals and we are treating them as criminals. We

are not being intimidated, we remain focussed to ensure security in the

country and that Nigeria remains one. Nobody is above the interest of the

country,” he continued.
“No nation can tolerate an individual group causing havoc and advocating

for separation. There are measures in our constitution to ensure this will

not happen. We cannot and will not tolerate what these people are doing.

In the long run, they will surely pay for they have done.”

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