The activities of Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), may soon come to an end, if the threat to reveal those behind NDA by splinter group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), is anything to go by.
A group claiming to be a breakaway faction of Avengers emerged on Friday, threatening it will expose the identities of NDA fighters and sponsors if the militant group continue attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.
The group said in statement by one who identified herself as Cynthia Whyte, “Permit us to begin by introducing the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), a breakaway faction of the Niger Delta Avengers.
“A majority of us took this position in consideration of the recent personal appeal by His Excellency, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the peace efforts and initiative of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the feeling of guilt over the damage being effected on our environment.
“And at the same time, the government of President Buhari has exhibited political will and backing words with action to clean up the environment, we have decided to join the MEND Aaron Team 2 peace initiative through the clearing house of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group (NDDCG), headed by HRH King Alfred Diette-Spiff.
“We will also cooperate with the government by exposing the identities of our comrades, who remain stubborn in their insistence to continue attacks. For example, it will shock the nation to know the Jekyll and Hyde personality behind the pseudonym ‘Brigadier General Murdoch Agbinibo’ and our sponsors.
“We also use this opportunity to call on the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to take advantage of the olive branch concession secured by MEND and renounce the Biafra question which is an anachronism.
“Those advising Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to do otherwise neither love him nor appreciate the level of treason this simple act of common sense and humility can extricate him from.
“The Niger Delta will no longer be your proxy war to achieve your ambition. To our comrades in the NDA, we urge you to stop being defiant and embrace peace and the wise counsel we all received from former President Jonathan,” the group said.
Avengers are yet to say anything as to certain the authenticity of the claim by RNDA or otherwise of it.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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