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Nigerian militants warns to cripple economy if Muhammadu Buhari re-elected


Nigerian militants warns to cripple economy if Muhammadu Buhari re-elected
The group said it hoped to change Buhari's rule through elections and that its preferred choice for president was opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar. Image Credit: Reuters

Nigerian militants threatened on Thursday to cripple Africa's biggest economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in a vote due to being held on Saturday, the Niger Delta Avengers said in a statement on Thursday.

The group said it hoped to change Buhari's rule through elections and that its preferred choice for president was opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar. The militants were behind a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Nigeria into recession.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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