The Niger Delta Avengers, In a statement posted on its website on Friday 3rd November, has announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Nigerian government. This particular group of militants had wreaked considerable havoc by destroying several oil installations in the Niger Delta region last year.

The group said it would resume hostilities any day from now, saying that the Buhari administration has not been sincere with its peace talks and promises for the Niger Delta.

The group also condemned a former top militant in the region, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, saying that he had failed to live up to his leadership roles for those who seek absolute “emancipation” for the region.

The statement was signed by the group’s spokesperson, named Murdoch Agbinibo, who also announced a string of successful attacks on oil and gas facilities that sent major international oil firms like Shell and Chevron deferring activities last year.

The group also named the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, as one of Nigerian government’s loyalists sabotaging its cause.

The militants have not carried out any major attack since the beginning of this year.

Maureen Nzeogu
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