Thursday, 12 May 2016

NEWS:---Militants: Niger Delta Avengers go underground

Militants: Niger Delta Avengers
go underground


– Niger Delta Avengers militant group have
gone underground
– Security agencies say they may likely
pick some of the groups family members to
force them out of hiding
Niger Delta militant have returned to become
a major problem in the region
After attacks on government installations,
members of the new militancy group in the
oil rich Niger Delta, Niger Delta Avengers
(NDA) have gone underground following a
massive manhunt for them by the Army,
Navy and other security agencies.
The group blew up Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Chevron
Nigeria Limited, CNL, facilities,
NDA in a statement by its spokesperson,
Madoch Agbinibo, claimed that it was on
ground and neither the Federal Government
nor ex-militant leader, Government
Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, could stop it
from crippling the nation’s economy.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari
gave the military marching order to crush
the group.
But according to a Vanguard source “People
say the headquarters of Niger Delta Avengers
is in Delta State. I do not think so, but I know
that they have their network of information
gathering and are conscious of the directive by
President Buhari to security agencies to crush
the militant group.”
The report claimed the militants have also
not responded to mail inquiries by as it other
channels of communication have also been
shut down, an indication that it has
temporarily gone out of circulation.
Security agencies say they had obtained
information on the identities of some
members of the group and would likely pick
some of their family members to force them
out of hiding.
The Niger Delta Riverine Security headed by
Commander Bibi Oduku, said members of
Niger Delta Avengers to face the full wrath
of the law.
“Niger Delta Avengers is a criminal and
devilish group, which is interested, in crippling
economic activities in the Niger Delta and
Nigeria. I advise Niger Delta youths not to
fraternize with these criminals,” he told
Vanguard.
Meanwhile, oil producers are evacuating
workers from the troubled region.