The Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC), has threatened to carry out reprisal attacks on mosques and Muslims in the Niger Delta should the Boko Haram insurgents kill Christians and burn down churches in the North as threatened.
The new leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abu Masab el Barnawi, had, last week, reportedly threatened to kill more Christians and burn more churches in the North.
NDRC spokesperson, W O Izon-Ebi, on Saturday, alleged that the plan by Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn churches in the North was part of a plot to Islamise the country, vowing that such would be resisted.
Zion-Ebi, according to an online report, SpyNigeria.com, said, “We want to alert Nigerians and the world that the Islamisation plot has been proven by the Boko Haram new leader, Abu Masab el Barnawi, that their new mission is to kill all Christians and burn down all churches.
“We warn them that we the Niger Delta youths will not accept the killing of innocent Christians or burning of churches. That if they try it in the North or any part of Nigeria, there won’t be any Muslim or mosque in the Niger Delta.
“We are not against President [Muhammadu] Buhari granting the Boko Haram amnesty if their sole purpose is to own an Islamic caliphate in the North, but they should not shift it to the Niger Delta.
“All we know and want is resource control and true federalism. If truly they believe in one Nigeria and are working harder to build a prosperous one Nigeria, let them shift their Operation Crocodile Tears to the Fulani herdsmen and the Boko Haram that are threatening the unity and peace of Nigeria.”