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Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, the spokesperson of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), reacted to the reported visit of Sports Minister Solomon Dalung to Oporoza He said that Dalung did not meet any member of the group.
The Avengers said: “The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, narrated how he met some self-acclaimed Niger Delta Avengers in Oporoza, Gbaramatu kingdom.
We are here to let the public know that Niger Delta fraudsters have defrauded the Minister.” “Niger Delta Avengers cannot stoop so low to send representatives to meet a common Minister of Youths that does not know his work.
“Solomon Dalung has been defrauded and played by Niger Delta fraudsters, he did not hold any meeting with us, Niger Delta Avengers.
“Let me make it clear that any meeting with the Avengers that the international community is not part of, we will not be part of such dialogue as well,” Agbinibo added.
This came as suspected militants in a twin attack on July 18 attacked two oil facilities belonging to an oil exploration company, near Batan community in Delta state.
Details of the development were sketchy at the time of this report, but locals said the blowup happened at about 12.05 am on Monday.
However, the Niger Delta Suicides, another militant group in the region, has cautioned that it would devastate the economy in different forms if Buhari refused to create a genuine platform for negotiations with militants.
NDS issued a statement saying: “We, the Niger Delta Suicides wish to warn the present government and those clamoring to frustrate the efforts of Niger Delta Avengers to have a rethink and create a genuine platform for dialogue, otherwise, we will use our oil to survive and they will eat their yam.”
“This fight is a fight by everyone, including children yet unborn. Thank God, we have successfully planted Adaka Borohs and Tompolos everywhere. So, we are waiting.”
Dalung has disclosed that he traveled to Delta state to meet with the militants in order to find solution to the problems in the region.
The minister said he met with the leadership of the NDA in Oporoza, where they gave him a sealed hand-written letter to deliver to President Buhari.
The NDA has claimed responsibility for series of bombing of oil and gas pipelines in the region thereby reducing the production of oil in the country.