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Avengers allege impending genocide against Niger Delta



Nigeria is made of 5 republics, let's split it now --N'Delta militants
The rampaging Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has said it is done with attacks on oil installations in the country, and ready to embrace dialogue.
The militant group also alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was preparing to carry out large scale genocide against the people of the Niger Delta with its current military build up, and the launch of Operation Crocodile Smile.
The Avengers stated this in a letter addressed to President Buhari and posted on its website on Monday night, adding that there was need for regular dialogue if the Nigerian nation was to move forward and survive.
The letter to Buhari is coming on the heels of a threat by the President to give the militants the Boko Haram treatment if they refuse to embrace dialogue.
It would also be recalled that the Avengers have claimed majority of the attacks on oil installations in the oil rich Niger Delta in recent time, forcing a dip in the daily output of crude oil by as much as 800,000 bpd.
The letter reads in part: “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to put away the garb of a stooge to the imperialists, whenever he speaks outside Nigeria. We have listened carefully and halted hostilities in the Niger Delta. We expect a genuine and positive attitude to restructuring and self-determination for every component unit of Nigeria. Dear president, what makes those countries (Japan, Germany, France, USA, Britain etc.) great is the ability of their governments to accommodate internal protestations and conflicts for the greater good of their nations over the years.
“Nigeria is not a one-man personal property. We must have these talks every time if this union must continue to work as one. The people of the Niger Delta have been living here from time immemorial, so we have the secret of the terrain and survival of amphibious operations.
“No amount of troop surge and simulation exercises will not make you win the oil war; you can only win battles. You cannot apply the might of the state to restore the people’s confidence in your leadership when you cannot differentiate between genuine demands and being mismanaged by disorganised characters and tribal lords around you in your government that are playing the court jesters’ role as well as counting the days that is left in your four years term.
“You can deceive the whole world but we cannot be deceived by the so glamorized ongoing military operations in the creeks of Ijaw communities in the Delta coded “ Operation Crocodile Smiles”… the world should know that with your pronouncement in Kenya and your attitude to the military build-up in the Niger Delta, it is crystal clear that the military has nothing less than a pre-determined genocide in Niger Delta and burn more already scared national resources to the pockets of those that have failed to locate the missing Chibok School Girls.
“Please also tell those foreign nations that your troops are about carrying out extrajudicial killings in the Niger Delta in violation of Article Four of the Geneva Convention with “OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE”. All sane minds know the meaning of “ CROCODILE TEARS” so by code-naming your military operation CROCODILE SMILES only betrays your motives and attitude to the whole world about the Niger Delta question.”
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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