The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has noted that the liberation of the Niger Delta people has taken a new swing with the emergence of new groups all over the region.
The NDA warned other emerging groups to desist from kidnapping and attacking soldiers.
In a statement issued on Saturday, June 4, by its spokesperson, Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo, the NDA urged other groups that have antiaircraft missiles to desist from targeting any aircraft.
“Let us be careful not offend God in the process of trying to liberate our people from the shackles of the Nigerian government because we need God more than anything right now. We also need the international communities as well. Hence, we must desist from any life threatening actions that will derail our genuine struggle for our people.
“All groups are hereby discouraged from indulging in harassing oil workers and soldiers. We urge you all to help any oil workers or soldiers you see in distress.
“The military warplanes hovering round our towns and villages have not strike a soul or destroy any property, so those groups with antiaircraft missiles should dry their gunpowder,” the statement read in part.
The Avengers noted that they carried out all their actions without attacking soldiers, and vowed to deal with any group that attack the military.
“When it is time to engage the military in combat the whole world will know they started the war not the Avengers. The Niger delta avengers high command will pass the message round that it’s time to engage on gun battle when the time comes. So far, we have not engaged the Nigeria military in combat; despite the heavy presence of military on the pipelines. We still find way to carry out our actions without attacking soldiers. The Avengers will deal with any group that refuses and attacks military,” they said.
Earlier this week, the Avengers issued a serious warning to AGIP not to repair any of the blown pipelines in Bayelsa.
Before then, the group, which claimed responsibility for the vandalism of oil and gas pipeline in the Niger Delta region, blew up the Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough Creek-Tebidaba pipelines in Bayelsa state.