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Avengers vow to declare Niger Delta Independence on October 1

18 August 2016, 17:21

Port Harcourt - Niger Delta Avengers, the insurgent group, which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil and gas assets in the oil-rich region in recent times, has vowed to declare the Niger Delta region an independent entity on October 1, 2016.

On Wednesday, Ballantyne Agiri, spokesman for the dialogue group of the Avengers, had indicated the readiness of the group to engage the federal government in dialogue in order to resolve the lingering crisis, reports News 24

However, Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the Avengers, denied the report while saying that “Ballantyne Agiri” was not authorised to speak for the militant group.

In a statement released on the website of the Avengers on Thursday, Agbinibo maintained that the Niger Delta no longer wants to be part of Nigeria.

“Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.

“The Buhari-led government has fail Nigerians with their misdirected policies that has divide the country,as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.

“The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigeria government fails to retrace it’s step by restructuring this country, we want to warn the general public that the day of reckoning is close for those using NDA to defraud people.”

- News 24


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