Crisis rocks Niger Delta Avengers, militant group splits

A crack has appeared in the leadership of the Niger Delta Avengers, as a breakaway group, announcing itself as Renowned Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) emerged on Friday.

According to a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Cynthia White which was quoted by Saharareporters on Friday,  the group decided to split from the Niger Delta Avengers, following appeal from former president Goodluck Jonathan that the peace initiative of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) is genuine.

The breakaway group also said it felt guilty of destroying the efforts of President Buhari to clean up the region. It also said the group will reveal identities of those perpetrating the destruction of pipelines in Niger Delta.

The statement reads, “We have decided to join the MEND Aaron Team 2 peace initiative through the clearing house of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group (NDDCG) headed by HRH King Alfred Diette-Spiff.

“We will also cooperate with the government by exposing the identities of our comrades who remain stubborn in their insistence to continue attacks.

“For example, it will shock the nation to know the Jekyll and Hyde personality behind the pseudonym ‘Brigadier General Murdoch Aginibo’ and our sponsors.

“Those advising Mr. Kanu (Nnamdi) to do otherwise do not love him nor appreciate the level of treason this simple act of common sense and humility can extricate him from.

“The Niger Delta will no longer be your proxy in a war to achieve your ambition.

“To our comrades in the NDA, we urge you to stop being defiant and embrace peace and the wise counsel we all received from former President Jonathan.”


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