Again, Militants Threaten To Declare Niger Delta Republic


The militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has again threatened to declare Niger Delta Republic on October 1.

This is the second of such threat in the last two months, after another militant group called Adaka Boro Avengers, decided not to go ahead with its plans to declare a republic.

The militant group had said that they were prevailed upon by prominent Niger Delta leaders, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The NDA, released a statement issued through its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, warning that if the country under President Muhammadu Buhari does not retrace its step, they will declare a Republic for the region.

The Statement read, “The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct if the Nigerian government fails to retrace its step by restructuring this country.



    “Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.

    “The Buhari Led government has failed Nigerians with their misdirected policies that have divided the country; as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.”

    There were media reports early this week indicating that the federal government may have begun probe of Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president, for his alleged role in bombings of oil installations in the Niger Delta.

    Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta,MEND, had repeatedly accused the former president of being one of the sponsors of the NDA-an allegation he has denied.

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