The strike team of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), which recently declared ceasefire, on Friday night bombed the Bonny 48 inches crude oil export line in Rivers State.
NDA, through its Spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mudoch Agbinibo, in an online statement yesterday, disclosed that its strike team took out the export line at 8:40 p.m., stating that it could no longer be continuously fooled.
The militant group said: “The government cannot justify the indiscriminate targeting of Niger Delta youths, while glorifying on the victimisation of law-abiding citizens of the region (Niger Delta).
“The action (bombing of Bonny crude oil export line) is a signature to the over dramatisation of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.
“Since, the cessation of hostilities and the commitment of the pan-Niger Delta elders and stakeholders’ team, the Nigerian government and its agents are turning the expectations of the Niger Delta to shameful scenes obtainable in Nollywood acts and as well intimidations, blackmails and continuous profiling of Niger Delta sons and daughters. This is only a wake-up call. We may not have other way to say it better.”
The NDA also stated that it was still in favour of the dialogue and negotiations process, but warned against “the peace of our time,” while preferring peace with honour.
The militant group said: “We will resist all actions undermining the ceasefire from the side of the government and its security agents/agencies. The world is watching, time is running against the Nigerian state, while we were promised that the concerns of the Niger Delta will be addressed, once a truce is declared, the activities of the government and its agents are not assuring enough, there has been no progress and no breakthrough.” The Nation