According to Vanguard News report, the new militant group NIGER Delta Avengers, which has claimed responsibility for attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta, has described those condemning its operations as cowards.
A statement credited to its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, says in part: “Some are calling us empty heads, while ex-agitators have been condemning us on a daily basis. To our critics from the region, we want you to know that you are all cowards and afraid to stand for your people.”
“The Niger Delta Avengers is more concerned with people of Niger Delta unlike you (ex-agitators) that were into kidnapping, killing of Nigerian soldiers and piracy.
“But we were able to carry out all our operations without killing a fly. We have sophisticated arms far better than what you used during your kidnapping days.
“After the amnesty Programme you (ex-agitators) have been enjoying patronize from the government and royalty from multinational oil companies. While we (Avengers) have been strategizing on how the voices of the Niger Deltans can be heard. We are fighting a radical fight without taking any life.” – Vanguard reported.