Niger Delta Avengers has again threatened to to deal withseven state governors, who have refused to free pro-Biafran activists being held in police and military custodies in their states within 72 hours.
In a statement signed by the group’s spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, the group vowed to bring Nigeria’s oil production to zero.
According to the statement, it said: “We request the immediate release of all pro-Biafrans activists held in your various Police/Military Custody, you are hereby given 72 hours to release them or risk your convoys, police station, military base and government offices being attacked,” the group stated.
“We are not negotiating with anybody and nobody is representing us.
In 48 hours we will release a video clip showing our arms and the targeted areas.
“All strike team already in position awaiting command. We are ready for war and we have nothing to lose!!!”
Among Governors threatened by the group include, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Others are Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Meanwhile, the e Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Monday announced a seven-member team, led by Odein Ajumogobia, a former Minister of Petroleum, to dialogue with the Federal Government.
In an online statement on Monday by Jomo Gbomo, MEND’s spokesman, said the group has raised a team of negotiators that include: “Aaron Team 2”, are Bismark Rewane (Delta) and Florence Ita-Giwa (Cross River).
The rest are Timipa Jenkins Okponipere (Bayelsa), Ledum Mitee (Rivers) and Lawson Omokhodion (Edo) and Ibanga Isine (Akwa Ibom).
The Spokesman said other members of the team would be made public in due course after consultations with relevant stakeholders.
He said the group will dialogue with the Federal Government on the immediate, medium and long-term future of the Niger Delta region.
He said the problems and challenges facing the region after attacks on key installations were environmental pollution and political corruption.
He said members had already agreed to serve on behalf of the Niger Delta Region.
According to the group: “Our message to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is simple: The Niger Delta struggle is beyond attacks on oil installations.
“If indeed your cause is to avenge the injustice done to the Niger Delta region; then, we urge you to ceasefire and join us to the table of negotiation with the Federal Government.
“Otherwise, the Niger Delta struggle shall be hijacked, once again by selfish interests for their own personal aggrandizement,” Gbomo said.