THE Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Saturday, threatened to resume violence in the region in order to push their demand with the federal government.
The group also said it would return to the trenches with a squad code named ‘”Operation Humble'” aimed at grounding all key oil assets for failure of the Federal Government to fulfil its promises.
A statement released on its website said though the nation is at the brink of disintegration, the federal government continues to feed fat on Niger Delta’s oil wealth with the region still worst neglected.
The statement reads, “We decided to suspend our famous Operation Red Economy which bled the Nigerian economy into recession about four years ago not because we are lazy but for the love we have for our people and out of respect for the voice of elders of the Niger Delta who beckoned on us to give peace a chance and avail government time to act on our demands at the time.
“To remind this failed government that we have exhausted the very last iota of patience, the High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers have in a meeting held last night made some critical resolutions.
“First, that we have lost total confidence on all socio-cultural groups like PANDEF, the elders of Niger Delta and the bunch of so called ex-agitators frolicking with the government at our detriment.
“This operation shall be coded OPERATION HUMBLE aimed at bringing down target oil installations capable of humbling the economy into permanent recession.
“This mission is also targeted at political actors collaborating with the Nigerian government to undermine interest of the Niger Delta people.
“No doubt, Nigerian Government continues to pay deaf ears to our demands and rising challenges in the country because the pipelines that crisscrosses our lands are left untouched, allowing dollars to flow into the federal treasury on daily basis for mismanagement.
“We shall spare no oil installation within our range of strategic targets for destruction in the coming days and we bet the Nigerian Government will be humbled to return to the drawing board and chart an all inclusive course by the time we are done with our action plan.
“Our strike teams across the Niger Delta are commanded to be on red alert awaiting precise strike plans as mapped by the high command of the NDA.
“The high command of the NDA has promoted and appointed one of our finest operatives, Field Commander Tu-ere aka Queen of the Creeks to the rank of Brigadier General.
“She is an experienced field agent who before now was the head of the counter intelligence unit of the NDA, using her connections with top government agents and security officials to deliver on her assignment.
“She was part of our elite Strike Teams that attacked and brought down the Chevron Valve platform on the 4th of May, 2016; the Shell Forcados 48-inch Export line on the 3rd of June, 2016; and the Exxon Mobil Qua Iboe 48 Crude Oil Pipeline on the 11th of July, 2016.
“Brig. Gen. Tu-ere is the first female to ever attain this level and it is solely out of merit, and is placed in charge by the High Command of the NDA to execute operation humble to the later.
“We state unequivocally that we are back with Operation Humble to humble the economy into permanent recession and political players from the Niger Delta extraction to political retirement.
“Our Strike Teams 01 – 09 and all other formations are to regroup and remain on red alert awaiting further command. No going back till Nigeria economy is humbled into recession, never to rise again.”