The Niger Delta Avengers have given conditions for dialogue with the Federal government warning international oil companies and refineries not to embark on repairs of damaged pipelines or bring vessels into the Niger-Delta for the purchase of crude oil until a conducive atmosphere is created by the federal government for genuine dialogue.
While stating that there are no new items to put on the table for dialogue, the NDA said that it wants member states of the multi-national oil corporations to commit to bringing independent mediators to the proposed dialogue.
In a press statement issued on Monday, the group threatened to sink at least two vessels if the oil firms fail to heed it warnings.
“The NDA high command is restating our commitment to attack the interest of oil corporation and international refineries operators that bring in vessels to the Niger delta territory to buy our oil that every successive government have refused to use and reapply the proceeds towards any development in the region since 1958. If they refuse be heed to our advice, will result to sinking of two of their mother vessels as an examples to others. They should not undertake any repair of pipeline, oil and gas facilities that is damaged or attacked by our forces during this period of “Operation Red Economy” until and/or after the dialogue”.
“We are using this medium to warn and condemn the activities of all brands of social media agitators being peddled around by some politicians to promote their criminal ways in affairs of the Niger Delta. This genuine spirit behind our struggle for the Niger Delta cannot be derailed on the basis of connivance by politicians, traditional rulers, settled ex-agitators and criminals moving around to fill their pockets”.
Finally, if need be we may review our earlier stance of not taking lives. We are going to redirect and reactivate all our activities if the government, oil companies and their services firms don’t heed to these modest warnings of not carrying out any repairs works and suspend the buying of crude oil from our region as we await the right atmosphere that will engender genuine dialogue “ We Want a peace with Honour not a Peace of our time”