Niger Delta Avengers resume operation in Niger delta few days after Nnamdi kanu paid courtesy visit to the Niger Delta activist, Ankio Briggs,The group in a message to the children of the region on children’s day said”
We are inspired to be steadfast in this struggle; knowing that you were born into wealth but lives in abject poverty. The crude from your fathers land feeds Nigeria, yet you can’t boost of a single ration of balanced diet daily. The pipes beneath your feet flow constantly not with clean pipe bore water you yearn for but rumbling crude oil syphoned to the backyard of your adversary. Your chance to higher education in your region truncated by enemies both within and outside the region. You drink water from polluted water bodies while the exploiters and polluters of our land drink oxidised bottle waters. Your hopes are high now upon the discovery of the wealth all around but when reality (Maturity) knocks on your door you would understand why we (Niger Delta Avengers) have to rebirth and redefine this struggle.
For the love of our crude and to perpetually enslave us, they forced us into pseudo-federalism, which gives all the powers to the Federal Government in the exploitation of mineral and water resources. A federalism in which the share of our Nigeria Government and actors is affluence and wealth while ours is deprivation, oppression, balkanization and pollution.
Our struggle is simple; if we must remain part of Nigeria, it must be a restructured Nigeria.
We seek to be part of a Nigeria where independent federating units will have control over the resources they produce, from which they will contribute an agreed proportion to the federation. We must restructure this country now to achieve equity and efficiency. That way, there will be a balance of opportunity to exploit what is available in all states instead of robbing Peter (The Niger Delta Region) to pay Paul (The Rest of the Country).
We refuse to identify as Nigerians in its present pseudo-federalism that marginalise the people of the Niger Delta region of which the country survives.
To the Nigerian Government;
REMEMBER OUR PROMISE “OPERATION WALLS OF JERICHO AND HURRICANE JOSHUA” IS STILL VERY ACTIVE AS WE ARE NOT WILLING TO MORTGAGE THE FUTURE OF THE NIGER DELTAN CHILD JUST AS THE LIVES OF THE GENERATIONS BEFORE US AND OUR’S IS BEEN CONTROLLED BY THE WICKED NIGERIAN STATE AS PAWNS IN A GAME OF CHESS.
The High Command of The Delta Avengers Wishes all Children from the region a Happy Children’s Day.
Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo