By Philips Sunday
Bayelsa, (AN24) – New Niger Delta militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) today, Thursday, August 18, 2016, revealed that its has concluded plans to declare the oil rich region an independent state on October 1, 2016.
This coming few hours after a dialogue group, Ballantyne Agiri, had alleged that the NDA had agreed to dialogue with the Federal Government in a bid to end the crises in the region
Denying the rumour through a statement on its website on Thursday, spokesperson of the group, Mudoch Agbinibo said that Agiri was not authorised to speak on its behalf, adding that the October 1 declaration for the independence of the region remains “sacrosanct,” as the region no longer want to be part of Nigeria.
Recall that the group had in May, 2016 threatened to display its flag, currency, passport, ruling council and territory to the world by October 2016.
The statement reads, “Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.
“The Buhari-led government has fail Nigerians with their misdirected policies that has divide the country, as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.
“The October 1st 2016, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigeria government fails to retrace it’s step by restructuring this country, we want to warn the general public that the day of reckoning is close for those using NDA to defraud people.”