Mr Mohammed at the weekend described the secessionist group and the herdsmen-turned-bandits as criminals who should be violently dealt with.
The secessionist group has repeatedly distanced its paramilitary arm from the violent campaigns, including those visited on defaulters flouting its aborted sit-at-home order still being complied with across the geo-political zone.
The warning was issued by Chika Edoziem, who heads the Directorate of Service (DoS) arm of the secessionist group while broadcasting on Radio Biafra on Saturday.
The NWC urged all members in Edo to remain united and focused, stating that Nigerians were looking up to the party for direction ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Troops however gave them a hot pursuit, and engaged the gunmen in a gun duel.
Present at the event are state governors, local government chairmen, civil society groups among other stakeholders from the six states that make up the oil-rich region.
There are feelers that the hoodlums, who are currently being trailed by the police, must have escaped with serious gunshot wounds.
Also in the 18 candidates list published on Thursday were Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress.
Mr Malami had on Wednesday threatened that the federal government will not hesitate to slam the emergency rule option should killings continue in the state whose governorship election comes up early next month.