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TOGO'S GROUP WARNS FG

By NBF News
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The John Togo-led Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) has restated its call for a conference of aggrieved ex-militants to discuss the future of the amnesty programme of the Federal Government.

Spokesman of NDLF, Mark Anthony, in an on-line statement, a copy made available to Daily Sun restated that the NDLF was not fighting President Goodluck Jonathan.

The group which punctured all the defences of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in its invasion of Ayakokoromor regretted that Jonathan labeled them criminals.

NDLF, however, said this was not enough for them to disown the President as the group would queue behind the Jonathan/Sambo ticket in the 2011 presidential elections.

The group, which warned that Sunday's destruction of a pipeline belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was a warning to the Federal Government, said its threat to launch massive attacks on oil facilities should be taken seriously.

The statement reads in part: 'We want to inform you that our earlier threat of crumbling the nation's economy in a massive bombing of your pipelines should not be taken unserious in response to your stiffness to convene the post-amnesty conference between Nigerian government and aggrieved ex-militants in a round table with US, UN and the international conference as external observers.'

' It is not a glorification for destroying our own environment by massive bombings of pipelines, oil jackets and flow station, a counter reaction against Federal Government's insensitivity to address long years of injustice and marginalisation.

'The last Sunday NNPC pipeline attack is a warning call to Federal Government to wake up to its responsibility and to stop JTF from further genocide in Ijaw communities and again, a signal to imminent massive bombing of oil facilities soon.'