The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has alleged that military men posted to Operation Delta Safe (ODS) were seriously involved in perpetuating illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.
While also accusing the commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie of getting returns from his men on a daily basis, the NDA claimed that they have both video and pictorial evidences to prove their allegations.
“One question for the commander of Operation Delta Safe! Who are the people perpetuating the ongoing illegal oil bunkerings in the Niger Delta at the moment? Because we have both video and pictorial evidences of your troops serious involvement in the pervasive crude oil thefts. We have records of how much profit you collect and make per day from these atrocities in the Niger Delta”, the NDA said in a statement posted on their website.
While condemning security reports linking their forces to the killing of military troops in Nembe Bayelsa state, the NDA said, “To set the records straight, we cannot come after your Dane guns and ammunitions. Since the start of ” Operation Red Economy” our forces did not fire one shot until we have achieved this great success of crippling crude oil productions in the Niger Delta to about 800,000 barrels per day. Those gang members paraded as killers of troops of ODS are well known followers of Mr Africa Ukparasai and Mr Timipre Silva, that were purposefully armed by the APC during the governorship elections of Bayelsa state…”
Continuing, the statement said, “If your forces and formations comes under attack by notorious elements of your own political collaborators and calculations you should accept it as a friendly fire ( from your own dubious creations getting loosed and fighting back to protect their territories and bellies) and enjoy it whilst it last! excuse the NDA from your ” Pig and Mud squabbles”
In conclusion, the statement signed by Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo said, “we want to ask if it is best practices for heads of military formations in the Niger Delta to become super rich months after been deployment, acquiring properties locally/internationally? it is our wish that, one day governments of Nigeria can think right and redirect these huge resources used to fund these your illicit and infamous outfits to achieving especially some of the short term development frameworks in the Niger Delta to the de-escalation of the perennial traumas the people are passing throughout the region”.