Niger Delta Avengers Deny Negotiating With FG

Niger Delta Avengers, militant groupThe Niger Delta Avengers have denied agreeing to enter into a dialogue with the Federal Government.

A statement issued by the self-acclaimed spokesman for the dialogue group, Mr Ballantyne Agiri, claimed that the group had agreed to enter into dialogue with the government.

However, the Avengers, in a tweet by their spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, said that Mr Agiri’s claim was a fabrication.

The militant group added that they do not know Agiri and that he cannot say that he was speaking on their behalf.

Earlier, another group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) had purportedly announced its split from the Avengers.

The RNDA said they resolved to split after former President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to them to stop the attacks on oil installations in Nigeria’s South-South region.

In a statement signed by one Cynthia White, they said that Nigeria would be amazed when they expose the identities of their leaders and sponsors.

In a swift reaction to the claim, the Avengers took to their new twitter handle to announce that the RNDA had never been part of them.

The Niger Delta Avengers is a militant group that has claimed responsibilities for a chain of attacks on Nigeria’s oil pipelines which have not only affected the nation’s economy negatively, but also neighbouring countries in West Africa.

Despite appeals from various stakeholders in Nigeria and other foreign bodies, the group has refused to dialogue with the Federal Government.

Avengers Debunk Split Rumours

Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, militansA militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has dissociated itself from a group which claims it broke away from it.

The Avengers took to their new twitter handle on Saturday to announce that the new group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), had never been part of them.

A tweet on their handle read:

The disclaimer comes after the RNDA said that it had decided to split from the Avengers after former President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to them to stop the attacks on oil installations in Nigeria’s South-South region.

In a statement signed by one Cynthia White, they said that Nigeria would be amazed when they expose the identities of their leaders and sponsors.

Part of the statement read: “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 Aginibo’ and our sponsors.”

The Niger Delta Avengers is a militant group that has claimed responsibilities for a chain of attacks on Nigeria’s oil pipelines which have not only affected the nation’s economy negatively, but also neighbouring countries in West Africa.

In spite of appeal from various stakeholders in Nigeria and other foreign bodies, the group has refused to dialogue with the Federal Government.