Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), The

The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) is a militia group aimed at protecting the people of Bayelsa state, (Ijaw communities) against what it perceived as Nigerian Government security force discrimination as well as creating an independent state from Nigeria.  In the group first media statement during the first week of June 2016, it vowed to launch six missiles in the Niger Delta region. The media statement also defined the objectives of the group: "Our struggle is not for any human blood, but we have been pushed to the wall for justice because our patience is running out on daily basis as Nigerian uniform men killing our innocent people continuously"- referring to the Ijaw communities. The JNDLF has threatened that Nigerian defense force helicopters will be shot down entering air space in the Niger Delta as well as shutting down the Nigerian satellite orbit whereby all communication to and from the Niger Delta will not be possible. The group has also…

Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), The is an active group formed c. 2016.
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