Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NEWS-Niger Delta Avengers list conditions for peace

Niger Delta Avengers list
conditions for peace



– The Niger Delta Avengers have become a
force to reckon with
– Within few weeks of their existence, they
have caused serious havoc to the Nigerian
economy by blowing up major pipelines
owned by foreign oil companies
– The group has now listed its conditions for
peace
Following appeals from prominent Nigerians,
notable organisations and pressure groups
appealing to them to lay down their arms,
the Niger Delta Avengers has listed their
conditions for peace in the Niger Delta
region.
In an email sent to select journalists, the
group indicated its readiness to lay down
their arms if their conditions are met by the
Muhammadu Buhari administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari has another
issue to worry about
NAIJ.com lists the 10 major demands of the
group.

Read below:

1. The immediate implementation of the
report of the 2014 National Conference
report, failure of Nigeria will forcefully break-
up.

2. President Buhari, the director-general of
the State Secret Service and the All
Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in
Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva should
apologize to the people of the Niger Delta
region and family of Late Chief DSP
Alamieyesegha for killing him with
intimidation and harassment because of his
party affiliation.

3. The ownership of oil blocks in Nigeria
must reflect 60% for the oil producing people
and 40% for the non-oil producing people.

4. The only Nigerian Maritime University
sited in the most appropriate and befitting
place – Okerenkoko in Delta state, must
start the 2015/2016 academic session
immediately.

5. The minister of transportation, Rotimi
Amechi should apologize to the Ijaws and
the entire Niger Delta people for his careless
and reckless statement about the citing of
the University in Okerenko.

6. Ogoniland and and all oil polluted lands in
the Niger Delta must be cleaned up, while
compensation should be paid to all oil
producing communities.

7. Radio Biafra director and Independent
Peoples of Biafra leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,
should be released unconditionally.

8. The Niger Delta Amnesty programme
must be well funded and allowed to continue
to run effectively.

9. All APC members indicted for corruption
should be made to face trial like their
counterparts in the Peoples Democratic
Party.

10. All oil multi-nationals and foreign
investors should observe this demands, as
their business interest in the country will be
first targeted.

Meanwhile, former militant leader, Chief
Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as
Tompolo had denied that he was responsible
for pipeline bombings in the Niger Delta
region.
In an open letter addressed to President
Buhari, Tompolo had stated that he was not
a member of Niger Delta Avengers.