Fresh Threats Unnecessary, Buhari Replies Niger Delta Avengers

Fresh Threats Unnecessary, Buhari Replies Niger Delta Avengers

President Muhammadu Buhari has described threats by the Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil installations in the south-south region as “unnecessary”.

Recall that the militant group in a statement on Saturdayy announced the launch of ‘Operation Humble’, a new mission to resume attacks in the oil-rich region.

Reacting through Femi Adesina, his spokesman, on Sunday, Buhari stated that he had addressed most of the issues raised by the militants.

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“The media was Sunday awash with threats and demands by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to embark on economic sabotage through bombing of critical oil and gas installations unless certain demands, including development of the Niger Delta, and restructuring of the Federation, were met,” Adesina said in a statement.

“It is, however, curious that the threat was coming less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leadership of the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress (INC), at the Presidential Villa, and the germane issues had been responded to, especially call for restructuring of the Federation, and the inauguration of a Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).”

“For clarity and record purposes, below is the text of the speech by President Buhari on Friday, June 25, 2021, which renders any sabre-rattling rather unnecessary.”