Edo State government has raised the alarm over alleged oncoming attacks planned by the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, NDVF, during the coming governorship election in the state on September 10.
A statement by Musa Ebomhiana, senior special assistant on media to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, alerted on the plot, stating that “the militants are expected to invade the state through the waterways in Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area and Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area.”
The other entry points, according to the statement, include Ekperi and Anegbete in Etsako Central Local Government Area and Siloko in Ovia North East Local Government.
About 4, 000 of these militants are alleged to have been hired to carry out this dirty job.
One of the leaders of the group and an indigene of Edo State who simply gave his name as J. C. Goddon otherwise known as Rambo, said he was duty-bound to expose this evil plan of his colleagues-in-arms because “we are for free, fair and peaceful election in Edo State and the entire Niger Delta, nothing less.”
Goddon also revealed that “I have advised some of my colleagues in other groups not to be used to destabilise the election in Edo. I also want to advise the youths here (Edo) not to allow themselves to be used to foment trouble before, during and after the election.”