The youth of Niger Delta well known as Niger Delta Avengers has resurfaced and vow to resume attacking oil pipe and installation across the region
It would be recalled on the first year of President Muhammadu Buhari administration back in 2015 when the Niger Delta Avengers started attacking oil installation which almost crippled the nation source of income and forcing Nigeria economy into recession. The attacks which cut oil production from a peak of 2.2 million barrels per day to below one million barrels per day, the lowest level for more than 30 years.
The militant group made this known In a statement on Saturday, which stated that it group had launched ‘Operation Humble’ which is targeted at crippling the Nigerian economy.
It also threatened to attack politicians who are working with the Federal Government “to undermine the Niger Delta region”.
“There is no gainsaying that the failed country called Nigeria which has fed fat on our God-given wealth is at the brink of total disintegration, owing to the security and related challenges across the country; ranging from terrorism and banditry in the North, to the secessionist gongs of the Oduduwa people of the South-west and IPOB of the South-east it is obvious that peace in the Niger Delta, and by extension, the South-South geopolitical region is the very thin piece still binding this country together.”
“It is disheartening that despite being the economic backbone and having resolved to maintain the peaceful environment for the smooth operations of the oil multinationals whose proceeds the country cling unto for economic survival, the Niger Delta and the South-South remain the most under developed, with our needs and interests undermined by the failed Nigerian State.
“We decided to suspend our famous operation red economy‚ which bled the Nigerian economy into recession about 4 years ago not because we are lazy, but for the love we have for our people and out of respect for the voice of the elders of the Niger Delta region, who beckoned on us to give peace a chance and avail the government time to act on our demands at the time.”
The militant group added it would not spear any oil installation across their strategic locations which have already demarcated
“We shall spare no single oil installation within our range of strategic targets marked for destruction in the coming days and we bet the Nigerian Government will be humbled to return to the drawing board and chart an all-inclusive course by the time we are done with our action plan.
“Members of our strike teams across the Niger Delta are commanded to be on red alert, awaiting precise strike plans as mapped by the high command of the NDA.”