A new militant group in Edo state known as the NDF has threatened governor Obaseki to create development centers in the five Ijaw kingdom and a Riverine Development Agency (RDA) or face total war.
They also required the governor to give Ijaw monarchs staff of office and appoint Ijaw indigenes as commissioners.
The spokesperson of the group known as 'captain Osama Osama' said the Ijaw indigenes have been marginalized since the creation of the state. They called for their schools to be built, equipped with teaching aids and qualified teachers. They noted that the governor would be held responsible for their rash actions when they set the entire state on fire if their needs are not met.