Delta - Militant group, The Niger Delta Avengers said it wished children in the region well as the country marked Children’s Day.
The organization, which has been carrying out attacks on oil industry infrastructure in recent weeks, blamed government for depriving minors in the oil-rich area.
“Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun, a joyful classroom an experience era of imagination and hope," stated Mudoch Agbinibo, Niger Delta Avengers spokesperson.
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"The children of the Niger Delta region are missing by (sic) deliberate policies of every successive Nigeria Government.”
Agbinibo added childhood meant unlimited opportunities for children.
“This is what the Nigeria government has refused to give you the children of the Niger Delta. But what they have refused to give to you is what we (Niger Delta Avengers) are promising you."
Children's Day is celebrated on May 27 in Nigeria.
It is a public holiday for primary and secondary schoolchildren.
- News 24