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The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) say they are undeterred by the deployment of troops to Delta state.

Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has vowed to continue its relentless attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region despite the federal government’s deployment of fighter jets and the military in Delta state.

The group, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Brig-Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, on Tuesday, May 31, said it remains undeterred by the heavy presence of the military presence in some parts of Delta state, adding that the troops deployment would not stop them from their planned action that would shock the whole world.

According to This Day, the NDA however voiced concerns over the suffering the military deployment had brought on those residing in Ijaw communities.

It said: “It is not our business what goes on in Gbaramatu Kingdom but our concern is the innocent children, women and aged people whom the Nigerian military has chased away from their homes now taking refuge in the forest.”

It described the military invasion of Gbaramatu Kingdom as the handwork of people benefiting from contracts for pipeline surveillance.

“The question is, why the innocent people of Gbaramatu, why the innocent pregnant women, why unleash terror on the aged people of Gbaramatu? Must you waste all these innocent blood just to secure the pipeline surveillance job?

The militant group berated the International Community and the United Nations for looking the other way while the military occupied the kingdom.

It faulted Tompolo for accepting the treatment being meted on his people wondering whether he would still refer to them as criminals.

Meanwhile, rumours that militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are planning to bomb the Ikorodu Police Station, the Atlas Cove, the Third Mainland Bridge and other targets in Lagos state has been dismissed by the Lagos state police command.

The militants who are behind the renewed attacks on pipelines and oil platforms in the Niger Delta had promised to extend their attacks to Lagos and other cities any time soon.

The Nation reports that fears were rife yesterday May, 31, that the group’s threat to extend its attacks to Lagos were likely following huge deployment of policemen in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
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