Here is the statement from a spokesperson of the faceless Niger Delta Avengers, who styles himself, Col. Mudoch Agbinibo about why their militants are attacking Nigeria’s oil installations. It is republished for the Nigerian leadership to know and disabuse the raison d’etre of this new brand of militants, hitting at Nigeria’s jugular. In our view, the group’s ‘manifesto’ of destruction calls for dialogue between the group and the Nigerian government.
“From the high command of the Niger Delta Avengers we congratulate all strike teams of the Avengers without taking any innocent life or that of the Nigeria military we were able to shut down 50% of crude production.
“We have been seeing a lot on the media about us. Some are asking, “Who are you avenging?” some calling us empty heads, ex-agitators have been condemning us on daily basis. Our criticizer from other part of the country, we don’t have any thing to tell you because you clearly don’t know how life is in the region.
To our criticizers from the region we want you to know you are all cowards and afraid to stand for your people.
“To ex-agitators of the likes of Tompolo, We know why you people are after us. Our agitation is more civilize than yours the Niger Delta Avengers is more concern with people of Niger Delta unlike you (ex-agitations) that were into kidnapping, killing of Nigeria soldiers, sea pirates, vessel and tanker hijacking. But we were able to carry out all our operations without killing a fly. We have sophisticated arms far better than what you use to have during your kidnapping days.
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