‘They claimed some of our attacks,’ New militant group says

A new militant group, Niger Delta Searchlight (NDS) has said that some of its attacks on oil installations were claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers are seen as they are paraded by the Nigeria military after their arrest in the Nembe waters, Rivers, Nigeria, August 22, 2016. Photo taken August 22, 2016

The NDS also vowed not to honour the ceasefire agreement between the NDA and the Federal Government.

The new group made the comments via a statement released by spokesman, General Igbede N. Igbede on Monday, August 29, 2016.

The statement reads:

“We will not recognise any ceasefire agreement and we are ready to sustain the struggle until all oil firms in Niger Delta abandon the region. The bombings and destruction of oil installations currently going on in Niger Delta will be nothing compared to what will come, if the Federal Government does not include recognised Niger Delta leaders in the current negotiations.”

“It is not true that all the bombings are done by the Niger Delta Avengers, but we have allowed them to claim responsibility to allow for cohesion in the struggle. But it is obvious that they are compromised, especially given their choice of representatives.”

Meanwhile, the Avengers have said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot win the oil war in the Niger Delta.

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