The Adaka Boro Avengers, ABA, has issued a-seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, to evacuate oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region.
ABA gave the warning while reacting to a call by President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, where he suggested that the government should employ security outfits operated by ex-militants to secure oil pipelines in the region.
Expressing its displeasure with Achese’s call, ABA in a statement by its spokesman, Edmos Ayayeibo threatened to go on rampage by attacking NUPENG’s workers and oil installations if its demand is not met.
The statement reads, “We want all Nigerians to know how we will surprise the President of the Nigeria union of petroleum and Natural gas workers (NUPENG) Mr, Igwe Achese on how he want to cause crisis in the Niger Delta region.
“By asking the Federal government of Nigeria to engage the service of a security outfit managed by some ex-militants in the Niger Delta for the security of crude oil facilities in region, his words is a slap to the the Niger Delta Agitators.
“We shall let him know that the Niger Delta is not a place for him to set fire. Rather we will go after the lives of his workers and the so called oil installations in the region. This is a sound warning to all multinational oil companies operating in region to the region for their own interest for now, until matters are resolved in the region.
“Failure to adhere to this warning we will go on rampage for the total destruction of workers and oil installations they will have their selves to be blamed.”
The militant group also commended the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu for his role so far in resolving the crises facing the oil rich region.
“The ADAKA BORO AVENGERS give Kudos to The minister of petroleum Dr, Ibe Kachuku for his tirelessly efforts in combining the crisis in the Niger Delta region, indeed he is a son of the soul. But we want all of our leaders from the Niger Delta region, especially Papa E. Kiagbodo Clark, King Alfred Diete Spiff and the Minister of Petroleum Dr, Ibe Kachuku to please step aside for us to take the bull by the horn. We are Tired of talks only.
“The future of us and our unborn children is been taking to feed the whole country on daily basis. Yet we are listening to Buhari and his APC talks,” the statement added.
“Deadline of the seven days ultimatum will be total War across all states in the Niger Delta region.”
The group also frowned at President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence since his meeting with leaders of the region.
Avengers said, “It has also come to our notice that President Muhammadu Buhari is not ready for any meaningful dialogue process in the Niger Delta. Since our representatives, Papa E. Kiagbodo Clark and the King Diete Spiff-led group summited the 16 points agenda to the President, he has not shown any sign of engaging the leaders and the leaders in any peace process.”
Recall that leaders of the region recently presented a 16-point agenda on how to resolve the crises in the region.