There may likely be a fresh crisis in the Niger Delta region, as one of the major militant group, Niger Delta Avengers NDA has to threaten another round of attacks, if the federal government failed to consider the call for a restructuring of the country.
The militant group also declared anyone, including the federal government who opposed the idea of restructuring an enemy. The group in a statement by his spokesman, titled: Happy Doomed Year Nigeria-Get Ready for Operation down FSPO on Wednesday, said it will attack oil installations within the next few days if the Federal Government did not consider the demand for restructuring.
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The statement, by self-styled ‘Major General’ Murdoch Agbinibo, also added “we vowed to resume another round of attacks, in the next few days on oil installations in the Niger Delta region if Government refused to listen to the new demands, including control of ownership of resources and release of detained Niger Delta Activists.
“We wish to state in plain terms that anybody against restructuring is an enemy of this country and particularly an enemy of the Niger Delta Avengers, and we shall not rest unless such enemies are defeated by the Niger Delta people who earnestly seek to control our own resources. We want to control our own resources”
“We want to control our resources and directly use to better our lot instead of bringing enslaved and make to beg before crumbs are released in a dress rehearsal-like manner to intervention agencies that are ineffective at addressing our challenges.
“While $1billion dollars have been released from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram in the North. Successive government acts blindly to the very bold array of challenges in our region from which this wealth is generated. As they, (the Nigerian Government) derives pleasure in sending their unprofessional and weak military to invade our communities and subject our already sick and suffering people to more hardship and poverty” the people asserted.
The group further stated “while promising a brutal outpour of our wrath, which shall shake the coffers of the failed Nigerian nation, Our demand unambiguously is for the government to restructure the country. We wish to state in plain terms that anybody against restructuring is an enemy of this country and particularly an enemy of the Niger Delta Avengers, and we shall not rest until such an enemy is defeated by the Niger Delta people who earnestly seek to control our own resources”.
The Deadly group further warned in their statement “This round of attack will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea’s operations of the Multinationals, which include Agbami, E. A. Field, Brittania U field, Akpo Field, among others littered across the deep waters of the Niger Delta region.
“As for the Egina FPSO, we are advising the operators to let it stay wherever it is right now as we are tracking its movement. We mean it when we say they, oil installation shall dance to the sound of the fury of the Niger Delta Avengers. Good a thing the ocean is wide enough to Accommodate as many wrecks as possible”.