Adaka Boro Avengers, ABA, the militant group that caused a stir in the last few days with its threat to declare a Republic of Niger Delta, Monday, at Kaiama, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, has gone back on the plan.
Findings by Vanguard showed that the military massively deployed personnel to the area and conducted stop and search operation on vehicles on the East-West Road and gateway into Bayelsa state, which probably made the militant group to beat a retreat.
However, spokesperson of the group, self-styled General Edmos Ayayeibo, in an electronic mail, said the militants suspended the declaration of an independent Republic of Niger Delta because of pleas by concerned elders, leaders and people of Niger Delta region.
Meanwhile, the Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, on Monday, called on Yoruba leaders to erase the misplaced notion that Niger Delta militants were behind the attacks in Lagos and Ogun states and called the Reformed Odua People’s Congress, ROPC, to order.
Ayayeibi in the statement quoted ‘General’ Goddey, ABA leader, as saying: “We adhere to the voice of our people, because our struggle is for the Niger Delta people and not for selfish reason. However, 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 round-table to dialogue and to restructure the country.” “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 time. Enough is enough, since they want to set confusion in the Niger Delta we will start from them. "