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Goodluck Jonathan 'Probe alleged sponsors of Avengers,' Ayiri tells Buhari

The claim was made by a supposed faction of NDA, known as Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA).

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan


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Niger Delta activist, Chief Ayiri Emami has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe claims that militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is being sponsored by prominent Nigerians.

The claim was made by a supposed faction of NDA, known as Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA).

The group named former president, Goodluck Jonathan as one the sponsors of NDA.

Ayiri’s comments were contained in a statement released on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

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Ayiri Emami

(Daily Post)


The statement reads:

“The revelation by the splinter group of Niger Delta Avengers about the sponsors of Niger Delta Avengers has vindicated my earlier position that some corrupt politicians running away from justice are the brains behind the criminal group.”

“Nigerians should not take the report by Sahara Reporters with a pinch of salt and President Muhammadu Buhari should ensure that the fresh revelation is properly investigated with a view to bringing all those behind the economic and political sabotage to book.

“I say so emphatically because these failed and corrupt politicians are determined to bring down the economy of Nigeria and rubbish the President Buhari’s administration before gullible Nigerians.”

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Also named as alleged sponsors of the group were former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio, DAAR Communications boss, Raymond Dokpesi and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

NDA has however denied reports of a split within its ranks.

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