Members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have urged members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to vacate all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta.
The group also asked expatriates to leave too, vowing that it’s renewed onslaught on oil facilities “will be dirty very soon.”
Spokesperson of NDA, Brig. Gen. Mudock Agbinibo, gave the threats in a statement posted on the group’s website on Wednesday.
“We are warning Nupeng and Pengassan to leave all oil field and terminals in the Niger delta because it will be going to be dirty very soon.
“Foreigners are to leave too,” the NDA warned.
Agbinibo, who claimed that the militant group was already winning the war against the Nigerian state, said it was appalling that every criminal nabbed by security operatives in the Niger Delta was being tagged member of the Avengers.
He described the development, particularly on the part of the Nigerian Navy and the Nigeria Army as unprofessional and a means to continue to fleece the Federal Government of taxpayers’ money.
“Contrary to local news that Nigeria Navy has arrested Niger Delta Avengers logistics supplier is the biggest joker of the 21st century.
“As it now any Tom, Dick and Harry is a suspect of Niger Delta avengers. Nigeria Navy has lost the sense of professionalism.
“The Nigeria military arrested school students in Oporoza and called them the Niger Delta Avengers, any criminal caught is NDA, even their Business partners (Illegal Oil bunkers) with which things went south are NDA, Sea pirates are now NDA,” he averred.
The militants’ mouth-piece said it was unfortunate that the Nigerian military has continued to deny their (NDA’s) dastardly operations against oil and gas installations, adding that he personally led the team that bombed the Qua Iboe Export terminal belonging to Exxonmobil in Akwa-Ibom last week.
“When Niger Delta Avengers carries out any major attack they (Nigeria Military) will deny it. First? was the NNPC pipeline that was blown; second the 48-inches Exxonmobil pipeline that was blown by NDA.
“Mobil and the Government denied it. Only for Exxonmobil to declare false majeure few days after the attack.
“We want the general public to know the Qua Iboe export pipeline is down right now,” he disclosed.
Agbinibo described the Qua Iboe Export terminal as a subsidiary of Mobil and the biggest export stream in Nigeria, adding that no less than one million barrel of crude oil was exported every 48 hours.
He advised the leadership of the Nigerian military to stop deceiving the general public and President Muhammadu Buhari on the true state of Avengers’ activities in the region.
“They should come out with the truth in Akwa Ibom instead of saying Niger Delta Avengers didn’t blow up their line but system anomaly.
“Shame on the Nigeria Military,” the group submitted.
The militants boasted that there was no way the Nigerian military would be able to get at them, saying very soon, Nigerians and the Federal Government would soon realize that NDA was indomitable.
“Reports from our intelligent agent, the only way funds can be allocated to various department of the Military is only when they (Nigeria Military) arrest the Niger Delta Avengers operatives.
“But soonest, the Nigeria public and their commander in Chief will now the Military is not capable to handle the Niger Delta Avengers.
“How do you explain a military officer having a house in choice areas in Nigeria and outside the country? Nigeria serving and retired top officers are the richest people in Nigeria.
“How do they get such wealth? Right now, they are using Niger Delta Avengers to defraud the Nigeria government and tax payers of their money.
“We want to make this clear, all Niger Delta Avengers operatives are intact, our intelligent agencies are all intact and our operative team are in high spirit because we are winning the war.
“Nigeria Navy can’t arrest any of our operative until we bring down the economy of this country,” the group boasted.