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Avengers Accuses Ayiri Of Re-arming Ex-MEND Leaders

Niger Delta militants, Nigerian Navy, NDA, NNPC, Militant
Posted: Jun 19, 2016 at 6:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Says Struggle Not For Political Thugs

Emma Arubi
Warri – The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), Saturday, accused Chief Ayiri Emami of re-branding, re-grouping and re-arming defunct Ex-MEND and settled militant leaders to undermine their struggle against the Federal Government in their bid to liberate the long suffering people of the region.
In a statement on its Website. the Avengers maintained that the aim of Chief Ayiri and his cohorts was to grab oil and gas facilities contract from the Federal Government using the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform as springboard.

The statement reads thus: “We are watching with keen interest the unwholesome activities of the political thugs and agents of APC to undermine the Niger Delta struggle in the likes of Mr. Ayiri and gangs. Few days ago, he and his group was parading, regrouping, rebranding and re-arming defunct Ex-MEND and settled Militants leaders discussing pipelines, oil and gas facilities contract in Edo State Government house. Today he and his co-travelers are in Delta State Government House, the Itsekiri Militants leader with community leaders and unfortunately branding them as representatives of Niger Delta Avengers for self-gain and political survivals”.

According to Gen. Aginibo the Avengers’ spokesman who signed the statement, “we condemn in its entirety the continuous linking of the Niger Delta Avengers to any meeting in Delta State Government in Asaba with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources. We have never minced words in telling the whole listening world that the Niger Delta Avengers will not be part of any dialogue deal that will not bring about the peace of our time; but we want a peace with honour as such we could not be a party to any meeting with the likes of Ayiri Emami and his co- travelers that are ready to kill and trade for the interest of pipeline, oil and gas facilities contract from the Government to bloat their pockets and fantasies.”