Self-acclaimed Niger Delta freedom fighters aka militants group known as the Niger Delta Avengers earlier this week disclosed their plans to declare Niger Delta Republic in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, citing Federal Government's neglect of the region as one of the main factors behind the move.
The Nigerian Police have condemned the move, asking the militants to shelve their swords or face serious circumstances.
Speaking in a phone call on Thursday 18 August, Police PRO Donald Awunah, said:
"I believe they (militants) know that it is a treasonable felony to declare a republic.
"The police and other security agencies will not allow any treasonable action to be perpetrated in any part of the country. They have been warned."