– The federal government is doing all within its power
in its quest to end the militancy in the Niger Delta
– Investigation so far shows militant group, Niger Delta
Avengers may have some sort of foreign backing
– The intelligence arm of the Nigerian military is
reportedly exploring this possibility
If a report by New Telegraph newspaper is anything to go
by, the federal government of Nigeria has begun an
investigation into the possibility that some foreign nations
may be backing Niger Delta Avengers.
The intelligence arm of the military and other security
agencies were said to have launched an investigation into
the source of supply of the sophisticated arms at the
disposal of the militant group.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen. Gabriel
The emergence of another group – Joint Revolutionary
Council (JRC) who recently threatened to launch six missiles
in the Niger Delta tomorrow, June 7 has raised more
concern within security and military circles.
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A source however said the military won’t embark on a full
military operation in the Niger Delta as they were mindful
of the need not to aggravate the situation and also protect
innocent people in the region.
According to the source, the new strategies being mapped-
out, will not exclude the protection of human rights, as well
as the rule of engagement (ROE).
“There are international machineries that have been
employed for the sole aim of destabilising the nation, in
order to control our oil.
“When you hear these guys say they are launching missiles,
it is from the support of their international
conspirators. Some of these countries gather information
from where they do comparative analysis.
“We must get whoever is behind this renewed acts of
vandalism, which have cut production by about 800,000
barrels per day (bpd). Whichever way you look at it, yes,
there could be the possibility that they (agitators) have
“All over the world, there is nowhere in history that non-
state actors ever succeeded over state actors; ours will not
be an exception. The Nigerian Armed Forces will ensure the
indivisibility of this great country of ours, ” the source said.
Meanwhile, panic stricken villagers, who had deserted their
respective communities in the wake of the military
onslaught against the Niger Delta Avengers, are still afraid
to return home despite the gradual disengagement of
military personnel in the area.
The communities affected are Oporoza, Kurutie,
Okerenkeko, Gbaramatu and other neighbouring villages
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In a related development, the south south zone of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the opposition
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the current attacks on
oil installations in the Niger Delta region.
The party said the attacks were sponsored to derail
President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.