Niger Delta Militants Protest for Nnamdi Kanu

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Strategies increase to pressurize the federal government on the release of the director of Radio Biafra.

Earlier this week, a fresh takeover of an oil vessel occurred off the coast of Nigeria at the hands of pirates. The oil vessel which belongs to Bulgaria, was taken over by those whom identified themselves as the Niger Delta Militants. The ship was about 160 kilometers away from the Nigerian Bakassi Peninsula, along the Atlantic ocean coastline close to the border of Nigeria and Cameroon.

The pirates obstructed the oil ship with speed boats, which enabled them to gain access into the ship and takeover immediately. The crew members were tied on board, and the vessel was redirected to the Niger Delta region.

The militants demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu within 31 days as a deal to spare the lives of the foreigners and the properties on the vessel. This incident was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense’s Major General Rabe Abubakar as an act of sabotage.

A clear relation of the activity exercised by the group was the statement made by a leader of the Movement for the Actualization of a sovereign state of Biafra; MASSOB, Uchenna Madu.

Madu said that some of the Niger Delta Militants have shown interest in supporting MASSOB in achieving their aims in the ongoing controversy with the federal government over the detained agitators and the director of Pirate Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.