MEMBERS of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have come hard on governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Itsekiri business man, Chief Ayiri Emami and others over their alleged meddlesomeness on activities of the group.
The group, in a statement posted on its website late Saturday night, also warned the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, Mr Ebikabowei Ben (Boyloaf) and so-called members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), to steer clear of its activities.
“The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) condemns in strong term the continuous efforts of Mr Ebikabowei Ben (Boyloaf), Ayiri Emami, Timipre Sylva, Adams Oshiomhole and their paymasters to link and catch-in our activities to promote their political MEND that has purportedly named a team to negotiate with the Federal Government.
“We are not, however, surprised by the resurrection of the defunct MEND by these personalities because these are groups of settled ex-fighters that they have been arming, regrouping and rebranding over the years,” Avengers alleged.
The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil installations in the region.
The group admonished the foursome and others to delist the NDA from their alleged criminal tendencies and plans.
“We are making the last appeal and warning to this so-called MEND to excuse the NDA from their criminal ways and gangs ups,” the group warned.
It will be recalled that the Avengers have accused Itsekiri-born business mogul, Emami; Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu; Governor Oshiomhole and others of holding a meeting in Asaba to select and forward names of some former MEND members as ready-negotiators with the proposed dialogue with the Federal Government.
The group has since dissociated itself from the proposed dialogue saying political jobbers had taken over the genuineness of the dialogue.