Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has threatened to renew hostilities in the oil rich region, saying it will hit President Muhammadu Buhari very hard in 2017.
The group said the threat was necessary following government’s inaction towards the peace talk agreed with the region last year.
NDA agreed last year to cease hostility following Federal Government’s decision to enter into negotiations with leaders of the region.
However, there has been no solid negotiation between the government and leaders of the region.
NDA in a statement by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbiniho, accused the Federal Government of disapproving genuine dialogue and negotiations.
In the statement, the secessionist
warned that it will resume hostilities since government has decided to politicise the negotiation process.
The statement quoted the group as saying, the year 2017 will be filled with surprises ” a reconfiguration of the struggle for the liberation of our motherland.”
The statement reads in part: “As we get prepared for the challenges ahead 2017, We make bold to tell the people of our Niger Delta, sane minds in Nigeria and the comity of nations that the remaining 11 months and couple of weeks in 2017 will be filled with surprises and a reconfiguration of the struggle for the liberation of our motherland.