A Niger Delta militant group, Adaka Boro Avengers, ABA, has maintained that its earlier threat to declare Republic of Niger Delta on October 1 remains sacrosanct.
In a statement issued yesterday, spokesperson of the group, Edmos Ayayeibo, said there was no going back because the Nigerian state has “lost its unity.”
The group said, “The October 1 declaration of a republic in the Niger Delta is sacrosanct because Nigeria has lost its unity. To save lives on both sides, the Nigerian government should maintain peace, compose themselves or face total war.
“We the Avengers have always carried out our words. When we said we would crumble the economy, we did it. And now we are asking all northerners and westerners to leave the Niger Delta region for their own good. This is not 2016 and now we have more arsenals, more powerful than the Nigerian government.”
“We are also using this medium to call on all the multinational corporations to leave the region in their own interests and peace; because their continued stay in the region has not done any good to the people of the Niger Delta.