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Niger Delta Militants vow to Bomb NNPC if Patience Jonathan is Arrested

The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF), a group which says its members are workers in the oil and gas industry, has threatened to bomb the headquarters of the NNPC if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dares to arrest Patience Jonathan.

Accusing the anti-graft agency of witch-hunting the former first lady, the group advised EFCC to lift the No Debit Order imposed on her Skye Bank accounts immediately.

The accounts contained more than $15 million, but Jonathan’s wife has claimed that the money was meant for her medical bills.

Last week, EFCC filed money laundering charges against Waripamowei Dudafa, Jonathan’s special adviser on domestic affairs, whom the former first lady directed to open the accounts.

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the EFCC, told reporters that Jonathan’s wife was under investigation.

But in a statement, NDPPVF warned Magu that investigating Patience could result into “bad blood, embarrassment and possible unrest in the Niger Delta.”

“Recently, there have been calls on the attorney-general of the federation as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)to arrest and prosecute the former First Lady for alleged money laundering.

“We shall simultaneously bomb the 4 wings of the NNPC Towers the day it is announced that MRS. PATIENCE GOODLUCK JONATHAN has been arrested by the EFCC.”

Niger Delta and bombing. Must every issue be resolved with bombs? Issokay!