Trump’s victory brought hope for Niger Deltans – Avengers

The Niger Delta Avengers have congratulated the President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held on Tuesday.

 

The Avengers said Trump’s victory brought hope to the agitation for the economic emancipation and fiscal federalism in the region.

 

In a electronic mail sent late Wednesday evening by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, said the people of the Niger Delta would come victorious just like Trump who fought against world establishments to win the tensed election.

 

The statement read, “The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers, the organization at the forefront of the agitation for the economic emancipation and fiscal federalism for the people of the Niger Delta congratulates Donald J Trump, the President-Elect of the United States of America.

 

“Your hard fought victory against world establishments is hope for the over thirty million oppressed minorities of the Niger Delta, that have being continuously raped and economically colonized because of our God-given resources over last six decades, by the Nigerian state and Islamic fundamentalists in power.”

 

While expressing desire and believe to work with the US President-elect towards bringing to the world a real change, it added, “we are hoping for a new perfect economic order and relations as it concerns the United States critical assets and interest in the Niger Delta.”

Avengers Kingpin, Economic Saboteurs Arrested By Military

The Nigeria Army has said troops of 4 Brigade arrested one Mr. Gabriel Ogbudje (an Ex-militant leader) and  the alleged leader of the “Otugas Fire Force”, a militant group threatening to attack Utorogu Gas Plant.

A statement on Wednesday by Army  spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said Ogbudie was alleged to be responsible for the recent attack on NPDC/Shoreline major delivery trunk line within Ogo-Oteri general area on the 26th of last month.

Usman said the suspected militant was trailed, and arrested by troops along Agbor-Abraka road, Edo State on Tuesday 6th September 2016.

“He has been on the run since he was declared wanted because of his public declaration as the leader of the militant group “Otugas Fire Force” and his subsequent declaration of the threat code named “Crocodile Tears”,” Usman added.

He also said  Ogbudie was arrested with his accomplice, Mr. Elvis Dweller Ejus, and both suspects were handed to Operation Delta Safe for further interrogation and subsequent handing over to the relevant security agency for prosecution.

He further said troops of 13 Brigade Nigerian Army in conjunction with Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Air Force and covert operatives of the Defence Intelligence Agency, arrested a suspected kingpin of the Niger Delta Avengers, Isaac Romeo, that goes by the appellation of “G2”.

Usman said Romeo  was arrested  with two other persons; Mr. Lawson Samson and an elderly man, Mr. Iyang Ekpo in Calabar, Cross River State while driving in a vehicle with  registration number, CRS 86 AO1 on Saturday, 3rd September 2016.

He added that the arrest followed painstaking efforts and tracking  of the militant who was in the state to perpetrate further criminal activities of sabotaging critical infrastructures.

He said all the suspects are currently being interrogated.

Credit: dailytrust