Ebun Francis| The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group on Saturday threatened to “bring down” oil installations in the south-south, after accusing the federal government of marginalising the region.
The avengers, which started operations in 2016, attacked oil-producing facilities that almost decimated Nigeria’s oil production capacity.
The militants, in a statement, announced the launch of ‘Operation Humble, a new mission to resume the attacks.
According to them, the south-south remains the most underdeveloped region in the country, with their needs and interests “undermined by the failed Nigerian State.”
“There is no gainsaying that the failed country called Nigeria which has fed fat on our God-given wealth is at the brink of total disintegration, owing to the security and related challenges across the country; ranging from terrorism and banditry in the North, to the secessionist gongs of the Oduduwa people of the South-west and IPOB of the South-east, the statement read.
“It is obvious that peace in the Niger Delta, and by extension, the South-South geopolitical region is the very thin piece still binding this country together.
“It is disheartening that despite being the economic backbone and having resolved to maintain the peaceful environment for the smooth operations of the oil multinationals whose proceeds the country cling unto for economic survival, the Niger Delta and the South-South remain the most underdeveloped, with our needs and interests undermined by the failed Nigerian State.