The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have stated that its focus is the liberation of the people of Nider-Delta from decades of divisive rule and exclusion and not after pipeline contracts.
It also described some members of MEND (Movement For the Emancipation of The Niger Delta) as political sidekicks of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Mr. Timipre Sylva, ex-governor of Bayelsa State and their political paymasters.
While urging the general public to disregard “all purported statements and misplaced threat emanating from disbanded criminal elements like the so-called MEND”, NDA in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo said: “—- our struggle is focused on the liberation of the People of Niger Delta from decades of divisive rule and exclusion. We are watching keenly their regretful efforts at rebranding and regrouping criminal elements in the region for their short political gains and territories.
“The NDA is unperturbed, we have mandate that is clearly a departure of those old tactics of the defunct so-called MEND that was indulged in kidnapping, hostage taking, Sea piracy, illegal oil bunkering, bank robberies and social crimes, the likes of Boyloafs, Ateke Toms, were associated to in their days in the name struggle. The wind of change in the Niger Delta struggle has come, we are are young, smart, and focused Niger deltans. Our mandate is to liberate the Niger Delta people; we don’t run after pipeline contracts”.