WARRI—NIGER Delta Avengers, NDA, has denied claims by the Nigerian Navy that it arrested the group’s logistics supplier, saying its operatives were intact adding that the militants were winning the war.
The militant group in a statement by its spokesperson, self-styled Brig. General Mudoch, said: “The news that the Nigerian Navy has arrested Niger Delta Avengers’ logistics supplier is the biggest joke of the 21st century. “The Nigerian Navy cannot arrest any of our operatives until we bring down the economy of this country.” Meanwhile, the Avengers has warned NUPENG, PENGASSAN and foreigners to “leave all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta because it is going to be dirty very soon. “As it is now, any Tom, Dick and Harry is a suspect of Niger Delta Avengers.
The Nigerian Navy has lost its sense of professionalism. The Nigerian military arrested students in Oporoza and called them Niger Delta Avengers. Any criminal caught is a member of NDA, even their business partners (illegal oil bunkers) with whom things went sour, are NDA members. Sea pirates are now Avengers. “We want to make this clear. All Avengers operatives are intact, our intelligence agencies are all intact and our operational teams are in high spirit because we are winning the war.
The Nigerian Navy cannot arrest any of our operatives until we bring down the economy of this country. “When Avengers carry out any major attack, they (Nigerian military) will deny it. First is the blown NNPC pipeline and second, the 48-inch ExxonMobil pipeline blown by NDA. ExxonMobil and the government denied it only for Exxonmobil to declare force majeure a few days after the attack. We want the public to know that the Qua Iboe export pipeline is down right now.”