Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers has vowed to declare the Niger Delta region an independent entity on October 1, 2016.
The group had on Wednesday, denied ever agreeing to dialogue with the federal government, after self-acclaimed spokesman” for the dialogue group of the Avengers, Ballantyne Agiri, indicated the readiness of the group to engage the federal government in dialogue in order to resolve the lingering crisis.
In a statement on Thursday issued by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, Avengers declared that the Niger Delta no longer wants to be part of Nigeria.
“Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.
“The Buhari-led government has fail Nigerians with their misdirected policies that has divide the country, as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.
The group who had in May 2016 said that “by October 2016 we will display our Currency, Flag, Passport, our ruling Council and our Territory to the world, adding in the new statement that “The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigeria government fails to retrace it’s step by restructuring this country, we want to warn the general public that the day of reckoning is close for those using NDA to defraud people.”