The Nigeria Delta Avengers (NDA) has alerted the federal authorities of its resolved to begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in the coming days.
“This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals which include Bonga Platform, Agbami, EA Field, Britania-U Field, Akpo Field,” the Niger Delta Avengers said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Murdoch Agbinibo and posted on the group’s website http://www.nigerdeltaavengers.org/ today.
While promising a brutal outpour of our wrath, which will the federal government’s coffers, NDA insisted on the control of “our resources and directly use them to better our lot instead of being enslaved and made to beg before crumbs are released in a dress rehearsal-like manner to intervention agencies that are ineffective at addressing our challenges.”
It added: “Our demand unambiguously is for the government to restructure this country.”
About 17 attacks carried out in 2016 by the Avengers and other militant groups in the oil-rich Niger Delta were partly responsible for a slump in Nigeria’s oil output, which in turn plunged the country into a recession.
The group had threatened to launch “Operation Red Economy” on oil facilities in November 2017 but was dissuaded by the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), set up last year to chart a way forward with the Nigerian government.