The Niger Delta Red Squad, the militant group operating from the Ohaji Egbema axis of Imo State has put the Imo State Government and law enforcement agencies on notice that they are coming back with a bang. A statement posted on their social media page read in part:
“Our two weeks seize-fire is almost coming to an end, and Rochas Okorocha and Army General Ishyaku should get ready. We are coming for them. Since the Brigade Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, thinks he can talk to media, let him wait for us at Owerri, we will teach Imo State lessons they will never forget as soon as our two weeks cease-fire elapses.
Rochas Okorocha and Army General Ishyaku should get ready. We are coming.Oil companies started operations in our community since 1957 but till date, we have nothing to show as benefit and for the Imo State government, we will make sure you make no further gains from Ohaji Egbema. Since the creation of Imo State in 1976, neither Imo State Government nor oil companies have remembered us, we have been neglected and abandoned. No electricity, no tarred roads, no drinking water, no hospital, no youth employment or empowerment. We shall destroy everything in Imo State that was built with our oil money…”