A Niger Delta militant group, Adaka Boro Avengers, ABA, has maintained that its earlier threat to declare Republic of Niger Delta on October 1 remains sacrosanct.
In a statement issued yesterday, spokesperson of the group, Edmos Ayayeibo, said there was no going back because the Nigerian state has “lost its unity.”
The group said, “The October 1 declaration of a republic in the Niger Delta is sacrosanct because Nigeria has lost its unity. To save lives on both sides, the Nigerian government should maintain peace, compose themselves or face total war.
“We the Avengers have always carried out our words. When we said we would crumble the economy, we did it. And now we are asking all northerners and westerners to leave the Niger Delta region for their own good. This is not 2016 and now we have more arsenals, more powerful than the Nigerian government.”
Adaka Boro’s warned oil companies operating in the Niger Delta to vacate the region in their interest.
“We are also using this medium to call on all the multinational corporations to leave the region in their own interests and peace; because their continued stay in the region has not done any good to the people of the Niger Delta.
“Also to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), kindly withdraw your oil survey teams and your technical workers from our communities, while the tension in the region is boiling up.
“Failure to adhere to these warnings, we shall leave no stone unturned. Because all Avengers groups in the region are united now and our new focus is on any multinational corporations and any NNPC infrastructures, especially the pipelines and NNPC filling stations across the country,” ABA said.