A militant group in Niger Delta, Joint Revolutionary Council, JRC, has threatened to kill all Muslims living in Niger Delta States as retaliation to the series of bombing and killing of southerners in the North by members of the Boko Haram Sect.
The group issued the threat today in a statement sent to Pointblanknews.com warning that there will be no going back on its decision.
Only yesterday, a bomb blast killed 14 persons and injured several others at Ogbomoso, by Katsina Road, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria. The bomb blast, according to witnesses was carried out by two suspected bombers alleged to be members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
â€œThe continuous killings of Christians in the North are unbearable to us now. Boko Haram has been leaving bombs around churches and other places with clusters of the innocent,â€ the group said in a statement.
â€œwhy all these killings of innocent Niger Deltans? With this trend, we canâ€™t leave together. Leave Niger Delta now!!! Your failure to leaveâ€¦, weâ€™ll start to kill any MUSLIM WE SEE IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION full stop and no going back,â€ the group warned in the statement by the Joint Revolutionary Council.
The group said â€œNo section of this country is an embodiment of killing others. Muslims canâ€™t live in our land freely (Niger Delta) while BOKO HARAM will be killing our people in their land. This is our message, If you like stay and test our ultimatum and see what will happen.â€
we are fully ready to kill if Muslims test us. What happened in Warri today is minor and we shall continue more if they don’t leave our land. Every Muslim should leave now or BLOOD.â€
we have tasted blood war during the days of our agitation for equal right. These Boko Haram live among you and pray in the same mosque. So you canâ€™t claim that you donâ€™t know where the Boko Haram is.â€
Every Niger Delta to return home as our message will be implemented without hesitation. And any person or individual that make inflammatory statement against us will be dealt with.â€