Reigning militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers have said that they may have to review their earlier promise not to take any lives as they attempt to force the government to meet their demands.
The group in a statement today, June 13, by its spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo reiterated the group’s readiness to engage the federal government in peaceful negotiations under the right circumstances.
“The issues of the Niger delta are as old and as new as the days of Pa. Dappa Biriye, Major Jasper Isaac Adaka Boro, to Ken Saro Wiwa and the government of President Musa Yar’ Adua. We are warning this government of President muhammadu Buhari, not to turn the essence of genuine peace talk and dialogue to political jamboree that is prevailing now where all manner of social media agitators and criminals have being sponsored by the job seeking corrupt political class to save faces before the government of the day.
“If need be we may review our earlier stance of not taking lives. We are going to redirect and reactivate all our activities if the government, oil companies and their services firms don’t heed to these modest warnings of not carrying out any repairs works and suspend the buying of crude oil from our region as we await the right atmosphere that will engender genuine dialogue “ We Want a peace with Honour not a Peace of our time,” the group said.
- Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng