The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), which emerged few days ago, has taken exception to the Federal Government dialoguing with the Chief Edwin Clark-led negotiation team on behalf of militants in the Niger Delta region, warning it would continue its bombing of pipelines until government does the right thing.
Aldo Agbalaja, the group spokesperson in a statement on Monday said the Ijaw elder cannot negotiate on behalf of militants in the region.
The statement described Clark and his team as ‘buccaneers’ politicians, who in the years of Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency denied the region of development.
The statement said: “We are also aware that there is a group (NDDCG), led by the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Alfred Diete-Spiff, which has the involvement of some international agencies, we would rather the Federal Government builds on this group to reach out to the genuine representatives of the peoples of the region, across the six states, to discuss the way forward because we believe what is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
“Build on this group and reach out to our people, not on an Edwin Clark group, which had connived with Jonathan in the past to subject this region, including the majority of our Ijaw brothers, to one of the most untold humiliations by leaving the region they claimed to be representing worse than it was under previous administrations.
“Enough of these buccaneers in the name of leaders of the region, our people from both the upland and the creeks deserve a better deal, not the Avengers kind of deal. We are serving a notice that the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is still carrying on with this campaign against Nigeria’s oil and gas interest until the Federal Government does right”, the statement added.