Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said on Thursday that nothing will
stop its declaration of independence of the Republic of Niger
Delta by October 1 this year.
Contrary to media reports that it had accepted pleas to embrace
negotiations with the Federal Government, the violent militant
group said its declaration of independence is still sacrosanct.
It stated emphatically that the only reason for it to abandon the
declaration is for the Federal Government to heed its calls for the
restructuring of the country.
According to a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mudoch
Agbinibo, the militant group warned those using its name to
defraud the Federal Government.
“The October 1st declaration of independence is still sacrosanct if
the Nigerian government fails to retrace its step by restructuring
“We want to warn the general public that those using NDA to
defraud the people, days of reckoning is close”, it added.
In the statement titled “Our Prayer For Buhari”, the Niger Delta
Avengers said its prayer is for President Muhammadu Buhari and
the northern governors to discover oil in commercial quantity and
allow the Niger Delta to go.
It declared: “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 failed Nigerians with their
misdirected policies that have divided the country; as such
nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger