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Niger Delta Avengers Ex militant accuses Jonathan of funding militant group

The Niger Delta Avengers have reportedly carried out series of bomb blasts on some offshore facilities belonging to oil companies in the Niger Delta region recently.

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(TV360 Nigeria)

The national President of National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A), Israel Akpodoro, has alleged that those loyal to former President Goodluck Jonathan, are sponsors of the new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

NDA has reportedly carried out series of bomb blasts on some offshore facilities belonging to oil companies in the Niger Delta region recently.

The militant group has also vowed to continue destroying oil facilities, if the federal government does not meet their demands.

Leadership reports that Akpodoro said the current unrest in the Niger Delta region, was planned in January 2015, before the presidential election.

The ex-militant leader also said “The Niger Delta Avengers is a creation of Dr Jonathan aimed at thwarting any efforts made by successive administration especially that of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC )administration.”

Akpodoro also alleged that GEJ’s Special Adviser‎ on Amnesty Program Mr Kingsley Kuku, in a meeting with ex militant leaders, organised by the Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Bayelsa Government House, told them to remain in the creeks pending the announcement of the election results.

He said “I was bundled out of the meeting but then that is realities of what Nigerians are witnessing today.  Former President Jonathan created the monster-Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, and he alone can call them to order and that is what my group is asking him to do.”

Akpodoro added that “Nigerians should hold the Ijaw leader-Jonathan responsible for any possible collateral damage that may be incurred in the process of exterminating that destructive rag tag group with all its sympathisers in the region.

 “Our common enemies in the Niger Delta region are those governors, ministers, Special Advisers, Director Generals, Senators and other representatives from the region who participated in Jonathan’s 6-year misrule using their offices to enrich themselves at the detriment of general good.

“We must redirect our anger to those who cornered the dividends of democracy in the region buying fleet of aeroplanes, building mansions in choices cities of the world…while their people live in abject poverty.”

The Nigerian army has already launched a manhunt for members of the Niger Delta Avengers, reports say.

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