3 December 2010
Asaba — The Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, headed by wanted, "General" John Togo, Friday, wrote to President Barrack Obama of the United States, alleging massacre of innocent and defenseless civilians in Ayakoromor community in Delta State by the Joint Task Force, JTF, on the Niger-Delta, and urged him to prevail on President Goodluck Jonathan to call the task force to order.
In a statement, entitled, "SOS to President Barrack Obama", the NDLF spokesman, "Captain" Mark Anthony accused the task force of avoiding direct confrontation with the militant group, which had given its location as Israel Barracks, off the Atlantic Ocean, only to attack and kill defenseless civilians, claiming they wore camouflage uniforms.
Insisting that they were fighting for their rights after being short-changed in the amnesty programme, the group said, "If the JTF had come to our Israel Barracks and killed its soldiers (fighters), we would have taken it in good faith.
It wondered why Nigerian soldiers would not imitate US soldiers "by not killing innocent citizens, despite the series of foreign military training they have been undergoing abroad", adding, "To NDLF, the action of JTF soldiers killing innocent, harmless defenseless civil population is simply an act of terrorism and it is a mark of self-defeatism in war. Why must a trained soldier point his nozzle at a defenseless woman and release his trigger? View the original article here