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Ex-militants: We’ll go after those blackmailing Jonathan

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A splinter Niger Delta ex-militants group, the Reformed Egbesu Avengers, REA, on Saturday vowed to go after those who have recently begun a smear campaign against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and linking him with the current violent militancy in the region.

The group’s latest statement also buttresses insinuations that the ex-warlords are sharply divided over allegations, especially by a group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, that former President Jonathan formed the Niger Delta Avengers as a political tool to bargain with the present government.

NDA, unarguably the most recalcitrant and unyielding of the major groups in the oil-rich region, had, since the beginning of this year, embarked on its ‘Zero Oil Economy’ slogan, destroying major oil and gas platforms in the Niger Delta.

In a statement issued in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, by the group’s spokesmans, ‘General’ Columbus Okolobo, the Reformed Egbesu Avengers specifically pledged to hunt down the leadership of the RNDA, which it said had become the mouthpiece of politicians who are bent on detracting from the ex-president’s ‘rising profile’.

August 20, Thisday

 

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