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Rampaging Avengers Militants Attribute Attacks To Poor Development

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The rampaging Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have attributed series of attacks on oil facilities by them to lack of development and poor state of social amenities in most of their communities.

NDA made the disclosure Thursday in a statement it titled: “Enough Of This Injustice” and signed by its Spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo.
The group contended since the day crude oil was discovered in commercial quantity and quality in Oloibiri, present day Bayelsa State, what is being asking from successive governments in Nigeria is “portable drinking water in the midst of plenty of water mass, electricity, roads, employment, quality education/educational facilities, resource control, participation in the oil business and inclusive governance that will engender substantial freedom”.
It is therefore called on the international community especially Britain, France, the US, Russia, China and European Union to speak up against the ongoing terror and come to the aid of the Niger Delta, as witnesses to the alleged grave inhumanity and history of terror perpetuated against the people of the Niger Delta daily.

“This history of terror, we the Niger Delta Avengers will resist and correct with every means necessary. We have nothing to lose in the battles ahead; justice they say is only found within the structure of a nation state, rather than provide this justice the Nigerian government has decided to mobilize her military might to intimidate, torture, maim, victimize and bombard a section of the nation state and her citizenry to allow the free flow of our oil” NDA accused.

“The reserve have been the case, from Oloibiri, Brass LNLG and export terminals in Bayelsa; Bonny LNLG and export terminals in River state; ExxonMobil in Akwa Ibom; Escravos EGTL/ Tankfarm and export terminals; Forcados Tankfarm and export terminals in Delta state operated respectively by Anglo-Dutch Shell, Chevron/Texaco Over seas, Agip ENI, ExxonMobil.

“The history of the communal lives is terror of poverty, inhumanity and desolate living conditions. But when you move into these facilities operated by the Multinational Oil Corporations, they are living like Kings and Presidents” the Avengers lamented.

The Militants claimed for over five decades, we have given Multinational Oil Corporations and their collaborator the Nigerian State peace, cooperation and love for the crude oil to flow unhindered from our land, adding that the continuous tranquility is only manifesting in the development of mountains, rock, valleys, deserts and lagoon but the Niger Delta territory continually alienated from all types of development and all essence of quality human life.

Ironically, the group accused that successive governments worshiped the crude oil taken from the region, while the hosting communities and the people were only good at securing the pipelines, oil and gas facilities, bemoaning that the trend was tragic.

“Some persons, groups, and commentators may ask, what do the people of Niger Delta want? We are not like some of these personalities who run champagne parties or turn Rivers State Government House into a house patrimony of god-sons and prebendalism. They say the progress and success of a nation state is the reflection of her constitution that is not manufactured to favour some section and excludes the yearning and aspirations of others; but in dwelling on spiritual and historical development of its people.

“Since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 to date, our resources have been used to sustain the political administrative live wire of Nigeria to the exclusion of the Niger delta” NDA mouthpiece further said.

NDA restated its call to the international community, to come and support the restoration of its right to peaceful self-determination from the tragic of 1914 that has expired since 2014.

“We want our resources back to restore the essence of human life in our region for generations to come because Nigeria has failed to do that. The world should not wait until we go the Sudan ways. Enough is enough” the Avengers declared.

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