Militant group, Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA), through its representative Edmos Ayayeibo, has promised carry out their threat of pronouncing their republic on October 1. As per the group’s announcement, the Nigerian State has lost its solidarity, and to spare lives on the two sides, the Nigerian government ought to look after peace, make themselves or face total war.
The Statement peruses;
“The October 1 declaration of a republic in the Niger Delta is sacrosanct because Nigeria has lost its unity. To save lives on both sides, the Nigerian government should maintain peace, compose themselves or face total war.”
“Why Would The Arewa Youths And Some Northerners Called For Re-Arrest Of Nnamdi Kanu Knowing What The Implications Would Be. That Is Not Possible And The Nigerian Government Will Never Dare It Again. “We The Avengers Have Always Carried Out Our Words. When We Said We Would Crumble The Economy, We Did It. And Now We Are Asking All Northerners And Westerners To Leave The Niger Delta Region For Their Own Good. This Is Not 2016 And Now We Have More Arsenals, More Powerful Than The Nigerian Government.” “We Are Also Using This Medium To Call On All The Multinational Corporations To Leave The Region In Their Own Interests And Peace; Because Their Continued Stay In The Region Has Not Done Any Good To The People Of The Niger Delta. Also To The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Kindly Withdraw Your Oil Survey Teams And Your Technical Workers From Our Communities, While The Tension In The Region Is Boiling Up. “Failure To Adhere To These Warnings, We Shall Leave No Stone Unturned. Because All Avengers Groups In The Region Are United Now And Our New Focus Is On Any Multinational Corporations And Any NNPC Infrastructures, Especially The Pipelines And NNPC Filling Stations Across The Country.”