The Niger Delta Forest Army group based in Ondo state has claimed the responsibility for the abduction of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in May , 2017 and have again threatened to attack fiercely if the Federal Government does not grant amnesty.
In a statement released by their spokesman , General Bossman Koniwei, the group expressly stated that they only released the six students with expectations of the FG to yield their demands of amnesty and if this is not granted , another attack will be inevitable.
Meanwhile, they nullified the claim of the Lagos State Police Commands that some of their members were killed during the rescue mission of the school children.
Read full statement below:
“We wish to inform the federal government that we are prepared to drop our arms and embrace peace.
“But will be ready to face any force if we are continuously ignored . This is the last chance for permanent peace . We shall return deadlier if nothing is done.
“For years , the then PDP government ’ s
amnesty Programme has been handled as a baby for the PDP boys to the exclusion of others , especially in those in Ondo State. None of our pleas was heeded by the authorities.
“We have done this for years and we are
satisfied that we have made our point .
“The lgbonla College raid was an operation we carried out as a sign of our last violent campaigns if government takes the issue of amnesty for us with all seriousness “ls it not laughable that after dropping our guns for the government , only a few PDP youths benefited to our exclusion?”
“We hope the Federal Government will not allow our period of grace to get to another level of crisis.
“We want to use this medium to state that none of our men was killed in the build up to the release of the six students as claimed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and the government of Lagos State .
“We only laugh at them listening to their
claims and attempt to take glory for
something they knew nothing about.
“We released the students to Ondo State
deputy governor because we knew he will pursue amnesty for us.
“Lastly, we wish to inform the Federal
Government that we are prepared to drop our arms and embrace peace but will be ready to face any ignored.
“This is the last chance for permanent peace. We shall return deadlier if nothing is done,” it added.
The six students of the Lagos state Model College, lgbonla regained freedom from Ondo State on July 28, 2017.