By Samuel Tombra, YenagoaÂ
Members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have threatened to carry out what they termed â€˜bloody attacks against oil companies, their personnel and the Nigerian military.The group in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, ‘Brig.Gen’ Murdoch Agbinibo, also taunted the wanted former ex-militant leader, Government Ekpumpolo aka Tompolo over the military siege in his Gbaramatu community, Delta State.
In the statement, Murdock claimed that instead of going after the avengers, the military was looking for soft targets through its siege in Gbaramatu.Â
Murdock said: “It is not our business what goes on in Gbaramatu Kingdom but our concern is the innocent children, women and aged people whom the Nigerian military has chased away from their homes now taking refuge in the forest. We warned you before hand that the Nigerian Government can never be trusted.Â
“The question is, why the innocent people of Gbaramatu, why the innocent pregnant women? Why making the innocent people of Gbaramatu suffer? This act of the Nigerian Army to us is the greatest act of cowardice. This fight we believe is against the Avengers and not the innocent villagers of Gbaramatu Kingdom.Â
“Where is the International Community and the United Nations when all these unspeakable injustice, is served the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom by the very unprofessional Nigerian Military? Are they not aware of the raping of young girls, looting and destruction of properties by the Nigeria military in Gbaranmatu kingdom?Â
“As for you Tompolo, what do you have to say about the horrible treatment meted on your people by Nigerian Military?Â We respect the love you have for your people the Niger Delta. What is really happening to you when the likes of Mr Ayiri, Capt Hosa and Co are unleashing this kind of atrocities on your people? Has the wealth you acquire made you soft that you donâ€™t know what to do anymore?”Â
Murdock said the military would not intimidate the group by harassing innocent people in the Niger Delta region describing Gbaramatu as just one kingdom in Delta State.Â
“The Niger Delta is made up of seven States, it is therefore very funny to lure us to halt our well-planned line of actions that will shock the whole world by harassing innocent villagers.Â
“To you Capt. Hosa the new pipeline protector; the intelligence unit of the Avengers has your full data, we know where all your assets are located and that most of your businesses are in the Niger Delta. For this single act of injustice against the innocent people of Gbaramatu you, your wife and entire family will suffer.Â
To Major M.B. Yahaya, we are sure you have not seen real combat before; how did you rose to the rank of a Major this is to show that Nigerian Military is finished if it to depend on people like you.Â
“You are only good at harassing innocent women and children in the name of looking for the Niger Delta Avengers. We are not surprised because all Nigerian Military are corrupt.Â
“Be assured that we are making this fight personal with you as we shall make your life a living hell. Can anyone tell the difference between Major MB Yahaya, Brig. Gen Faruk Yahaya and Boko Haram? We are asking because we cannot spot any difference.Â
“Is the Nigeria military now a hired gun for the rich? The Amnesty International should take note of these officers who authorized the harassing of the innocent people of Gbaranmatu.Â
“To the International Oil Companies and Indigenous Oil Companies, itâ€™s going to be bloody this time around. Your facilities and personnel will bear the brunt of our fury, which shall fall upon you like a whirling wind”.