"Why We Postponed Declaration Of Niger Delta As A Territory" – Militants

THE Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA)
said on Sunday that it has
suspended today’s declaration
of Niger Delta territory an
independent republic.


The group, however, vowed that
its mission to cripple Nigeria’s
economy remained on course
and “will not stop until the
Nigerian government is ready to
sit on a roundtable to dialogue and to restructure Nigeria.”
It also warned the Federal
Government against having any
discussion with the Movement
for the Emancipation of the Niger
Delta (MEND) and described them as“greedy fellows” who are only
after “stipends.”
ABA, which said its move to
declare independence was not
for selfish reasons, added that it
was shelved following appeals from the people of the area.A
statement signed by General
Edmos Ayayeibo, the group’s
spokesman, said, “We received calls from
prominent leaders like Dr.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Mrs.
Ankio Briggs, Chief. E. K. Clark
and especially King Alfred
Diete Spiff calling onthe freedom fighters to abort their
mission to declare Niger Delta
Republic.” The statement quoted General
Goddey, ABA leader, to have
said that the grievances of the
group bordered on how“the
Nigerian government has
enslaved…the people of Niger Delta region.”
“We adhere to the voice of our
people, because our struggle is
for the Niger Delta people and
not for selfish reason. But this is
not the end. More is yet to come. Our mission to cripple the
economy of the Nigerian nation
will not stop until the Nigerian
government is ready to sit on a
roundtable to dialogue and to
restructure the Nigeria. “Unless that, we will not stop
until Nigeria becomes a zero
economy. We are also saying this for the benefit of
President Muhammadu Buhari
and Nigerian government to
stop wasting their time with
those greedy fellows that call
themselves MEND because nothing good will come out of
them rather than sabotage.
Those old fools cannot stop us
and they know it very well.
We know what they are after
is all about stipends. “Everything they are saying, not
even one will be accomplished.
We will never agree with
anything they say and
henceforth MEND should watch
their back because we have tolerated them for a very long
“Enough is enough, since they
want to set confusion in the
Niger Delta we will start from
them.” Independent recalls that ABA
had on Sunday, July 17 issued a
three-week noticeof its intension
to declare the Niger Delta an
independent republic on August 1.