The letter purportedly issued by Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), threatening to wage war against the Nigerian state following the conviction of Henry Okah in South Africa, has attracted the reaction of the Federal Government.
Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, in Abuja on Sunday, said it would be wrong for any group or individual to hold any grudge against Nigeria as Henry Okah was tried and convicted in South Africa.
He therefore appealed to Nigerians to be law abiding, in order to promote economic growth in the country.
The minister also stressed the need to sustain the peace in the Niger Delta, noting that the amnesty programme was on course.
“Anything you do against your country is not a plus.We call on those making threats to commit themselves to the laws of the land to allow the peace that has reigned in this nation over the couple of years and the amnesty programme not to be breached.
“We call on our citizens to cooperate with the president to stabilise peace and, indeed, ensure you contribute to the development of the country,’’ he said.