Danjuma, We Will Destroy Your Oil Assets If - Boyloaf
Niger Delta ex-militant Victor Ben Ebikabowei, also known as Boyloaf, has warned retired general Theophilus Danjuma after the general asked for the arrest of the ex-militants for threatening the nation.
Danjuma had earlier said that the ex-militants should all be arrested for saying that there will be war if Jonathan fails to win the elections.
In a statement sent to Premium Times, Ebikabowei revealed the location of some of Danjuma's assets in the region, and swore to attack them if Danjuma fails to retrace his steps and apologize for his words.
The statement read: “I have elected to expose Retired General T.Y Danjuma for whom he is with this reply and advise him to apologize not only to myself, but to my brothers as well, and the entire well-meaning and oppressed people of the Niger Delta,” Mr Ebokabowei said in the highly charged statement.
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On Wednesday, during the commissioning of the multi-billion naira Kwakwasiya city, one of the three mega cities built by the administration of Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, Danjuma said the threat by the ex-militants is inimical to national unity and capable of plunging the country into war.
“You should arrest Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Boylop and other Niger Delta militants for making reckless statements, which in any way does not mean keeping Nigeria as one entity and creating war situation,” he said.
Last Saturday, after a meeting with the Bayelsa state governor, leaders of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari; Victor Ben Ebikabowei, aka, Boyloaf; Government Ekpudomenowei, aka, Tompolo; and other militants said that they would unleash violence on the nation and take back their oil if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected.
“For every Goliath, God created a David. For every Pharoah, there is a Moses. “We are going to war. Everyone of you should go and fortify yourself,” said Dokubo-Asari at the meeting.
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Boyloaf described Danjuma's demand for their arrest as “reckless and provocative.”
He questioned why Danjuma failed to condemn the attack on Jonathan's convoy but was quick to demand the arrest of the ex-militants.
He said Danjuma's silence was born out of his tacit support for the attack on the president and fits into the plan of the “northern hegemonic establishment” to unseat President Jonathan, who is an Ijaw from the Niger Delta, by whatever means, as he allegedly did in 1966.
“What are the issues that elicited Retired General TY Danjuma reckless and provocative call? When the motor convoy of the symbol of our collective National Sovereignty, President Goodluck Jonathan, was attacked in Northern Cities of Jos, Katisina and Bauchi, by hegemonic Northern establishment and their hired elements, Retired General T.Y Danjuma did not grant any interview to condemn the act, he lost his voice because he is in tacit support of such manoeuvres’ to disgrace and remove President Goodluck Jonathan from office using whatever means possible as he did in Ibadan, capital of western Nigeria in 1966 when he brutally murdered Head of State, General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi and Governor of Western Region, Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi and got them effectively out of office,” he said.
He said that Danjuma's greed and continued exploitation of the oil in the Niger Delta is more important to him than national peace.
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“Nigerians should not be deceived; Retired General TY Danjuma is not moved to intervene in national issues for altruistic reasons, but only by greed and his thirst for Niger Delta’s sweet crude is insatiable. When Danjuma talks of unity, he really means more crude and securing the oil fields he already controls directly and indirectly.
“General TY Danjuma role in Nigeria’s history has been ignoble and full of criminal manipulations, the billions of dollars that he has made in his life time is illegitimate and stained with blood.
“If previous governments in Nigeria have not been compromised, General Danjuma would have been arrested and successfully persecuted for gun running and illegal printing and importation of Nigeria’s currency in the 1980’s up to the 90’s. Nigerians are knowledgeable of these matters, so my best advice for the famed General is to keep quiet and hide his head in shame or else he will be disgraced. Murder is a very heinous crime, since it is not statue barred, the government may do well by arresting Retired General TY Danjuma, for the murder of General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi and Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi.”
He revealed that the Niger Delta people are angry with Danjuma for abandoning the communities where his oil businesses are located, and using the money he makes to develop his native Taraba State and home state of his wife, Edo.
“The Niger Delta people are not happy with him, there is no joy where he is concerned, the communities where his oil exploration businesses are located in the Niger Delta are in a state of zero development comparable to the value of resource exploited in their community by TY Danjuma and Co., no portable water, electricity, primary school, health care centers , the indigenes are all living in squalor, yet his so called philanthropic gestures are directed and impacted majorly to Taraba State and a hand full of Northern States and minimally to Edo State in the South because of his wife’s ancestry. What an effrontery! Is this the kind of man that will now speak about the unity of Nigeria? For General TY Danjuma and his likes the unity of Nigeria centers on the control of the oil resources in the Niger Delta.”
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“Our eyes are now open, we are watching. Any attempt to cause any inconvenience by way of arrest or intimidation of any Niger Delta Leader will be met will stiff resistance and the consequences will be grave and disproportional. This is a promise and not a threat,” he said.
The militants had on Saturday said that if Jonathan is not re-elected there would be trouble in the country, and they would probably give up their amnesty conditions.