Another deadly militant group has emerged in the Niger Delta region, with a vow to deal with the Federal government for disrespecting their elders.
The new group, known as Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, Monday joined the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, who had recently declared its intention to resume attacks on oil installations in the oil-rich region.
The development is coming following the Federal Government’s alleged plan not to dialogue with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.
NDRC in a statement by its spokesperson, WOI Izon-Ebi, noted that, “After a keen observation of our ceasefire, declared on the 17th day of November, 2016, the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders want to resume attacks with a warning to the Nigerian government and the oil multinationals to be ready for the consequences of their oppressive and devilish politicization of the Niger Delta agitation and failure to utilize the precious intervention of our distinguished royal fathers and elders of PANDEF.”
The statement alleged that the Federal Government had turned the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, secretariat and the Commission “will be the first casualty of the renewed hostilities in the region because what we have discovered is so outrageous and shameful.”
“We have confidence in the convener/leader of PANDEF, former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, former military governor of Old Rivers state, HRM King Alfred Diete Spiff, former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, both co-chairmen of PANDEF and other leaders of the group, contrary to the claim of the Presidency that the group lacked credible leaders. These are well respected leaders that control respect in the Niger Delta region”.