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“Something Big is About to Happen” – Niger Delta Avengers

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Fighters with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) raise their riffles to celebrate news of a successful operation by their colleagues against the Nigerian army in the Niger Delta on September 17, 2008. MEND has declared a full-scale "oil war" against the Nigerian authorities in response to attacks by the Nigerian military launched against the militants. "Our target is to crumble the oil installations in order to force the government to a round table to solve the problem once and for all", said Boy Loaf, leader of the militants. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

The new militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has said that ‘something big is about to happen” which will “shock the whole world”.

This is coming after the group blew up the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s gas and crude trunkline close to Warri which according to them was heavily guarded by the military.

The group made the statement in a series of tweets:

The militant sect also announced that it has blown up anpother oil installation belonging to Agip and Shell

The NDA had also tweeted that what they needed was a sovereign state, and not pipeline contracts. 

Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

39 Comments

  1. madman

    May 28, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Sai Buhari…. baba go slow, baba BokoHoram, Baba control….

    • Shior

      May 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

      How did he cause this? Oniranu

  2. Tariebi boroh

    May 28, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Peace will be restored back to the Niger Delta on Jesus name Amen.

  3. nene+

    May 28, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Government should go into talks with these guys. Things are getting out of hand.

    Some of their points are legitimate. Buhari should have learnt from Yaradua by letting the sleeping dog lie.

    Slashing their amnesty, returning student previously studying abroad, chasing Kingsley Kuku, Tompolo, holding on to Nnamdi, Akpobolokemi, etc despite court granting them bail is dictatorial, negating Maritime university, were purely dust raising. We also complained on his lopsided appointment even Shiek Gumi told Buhari that if he doesn’t like them, don’t love their oil!
    Buhari is old enough to be diplomatic but No.

    Why take their contract first and now beg them to accept it? Why call them 5%? Why the threat to deal with them like Boko Haram whilst herdsmen who took so many lives will be dealt with silently?

    I don’t even know how much oil we are able to explore to fund the budget neither is Buhari bothered.
    Ibe Kachikwu has a better knowledge of the Niger Delta and I hope he will be allowed to act!

    • me

      May 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      You are one intelligent human. With age comes wisdom, but a fool at 40 is a fool forever. Buhari is a total disappointment. With international companies moving out of your country, how do you intend to creat employment… Ngige, what the heck are you doing?

  4. just saying

    May 28, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Bullhary should resign.
    Nigeria is in hanging fragments.
    You and your voters who knew your antecedents yet voted, should be punished.

    • Jay major

      May 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      All love biafra

  5. Kontinu

    May 28, 2016 at 10:18 am

    They should kukuma blow up the whole country, foolish people. Asari, Tompolo and co made their money through this same “agitation” and made no contribution whatsoever to their communities, I guess these ones want a share of the pie as well, not their fault at all but the spineless leaders we have.

    • Ikem Onuoha

      May 28, 2016 at 11:52 am

      I have a dream, I have a dream: That one day Nigeria will disintegrate into 3 or more most powerful nations in Africa that will return pride to the land of Africa. In my dream I saw the Biafran Christian Republic going, the Zamfaran Islamic Republic ready to go, but as usual I saw the cowardly and treacherous Oduduwa Babalawo Republic not preparing at all, waiting in the corner to support any winning party, with the hope to ripe from the crisis by watching and supporting the bloodletting. If Awolowo had declared the Republic of Oduduwa in 1967 as he agreed with Ojukwu in Calabar prison, there would not have been war, each region would have peacefully gone their separate ways. If Gowon had implemented the Aburi Accord as agreed with Ojukwu, today Nigeria would have been a peaceful kingdom of confederated states like the UK. This time the story will be different from that of 1967, if the Yoruba nation refuses to prepare and join the trend, she will suffer immensely, FFK has already warned you people to be wise and prepare for the worst that must come. There will be an economic blockade when all the pipelines are blown up. Without money to finance his fraudulent budget, Buhari and those hawks in the national assembly will park to their villages to face the realities of the age-long deceit and corruption and Biafra will come. All hail Biafra, All hail NDA.

    • lola

      May 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Just look at the trash you are spewing,if you are tired of Nigeria,go back to your stinky village and form your Biafra State.

    • SEAN

      May 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Plz wakeup from ur pipe dream, advantage NDA & sabotuers now watch the full mite of the Nigeria army & its peace loving peo go in motion

    • lacey

      May 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      You must be very silly! I support the struggle! Asari Dokubo, Tompolo nor Mend do not rep us! Let them go and vomit they ate and let them go and continue pipeline contract! This struggle is for the masses!
      I live currently in the US! from my Childhood when I scored high for common entrance to when I got to finish University and made a 2.1 and left for the Uk,the govt did not give me any grant or scholarship as an ND! If all our oil blocks are owned by northerners and I boldly supported Buhari,thinking he would take back those oil blocks and give them back to Nigeria. He decided to travel traverse upandan chasing monies in the western world ,which they are not ready to give back! All die na die! All NDS and IPOB able bodied men who are scattered around the world globally will willingly fall back to Nigeria to fight this war! We are ready and God has gone ahead of us in this battle! We want to control our resources and rebuild our region!enough is enough! They can go with Lagos and Abuja,we really do not care! God with us and we are the children of Zion!

  6. Busarni

    May 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

    This old man should just negotiate with them; you cant keep holding them down. You hate them but you love their crude oil. the thing is , they know the location and route of all the major pipelines.
    An inclusive government is what they need ; GEJ is not a fool after all. hahahaha

  7. somto

    May 28, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Buhari be doing gentleman. Are not a military general, just instruct the military to go wipe them out and damn all consequences. These termites want to cripple the nation and you are there with this kwaruption issue. Buhari, i cannot suffer stress again oo queuing to buy fuel. Wake up from this your go slow wey don turn another kwaruption levels.

  8. Laila

    May 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

    What shall a man gain if he shocks the whole world and leaves his homeland fallow?

    • Ikem Onuoha

      May 28, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Goodluck Jonathan 6 year government is the cause of Nigeria economic crisis from 1914 to May 29th, 2015, and due to Goodluck Jonathan, there is no more hope for Nigeria from May 29th to infinity. Every ruler of Nigeria from 1914 to date was a success except Jonathan. He was corruption extra-ordinary and most imbecilic. He was a drunkard and a womanizer. All these are true, abi. Now since Foolanis and Yourobbers can no longer fix perpetual damages done by Jonathan and Nigeria has come to an end, let Biafra go, let Arewa go, let Oduduwa go. You better go with the little Jonathan left before it’s too late. There will be an economic blockade like the one Yourobber Awolowo did to Biafrans in 1967, when the entire pipeline is blown-up. Your divide and rule game has expired. Don’t worry we have the technology to cleanup our polluted land when the time comes. Our concern now is the pollution caused by foolani/yourobber leeches, vampires and blood sucking demons

  9. Olayemi

    May 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Oils that is not selling again, please give them their land let them go and drink their oil.

    • lawani charles

      May 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      u are a foolish person to have said that

  10. Miss Anoni Moss

    May 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Blow them all up!!! Nigeria needs to stand up against these terrorist groups and show its military might otherwise there will never be peace in this country. Every Tom, Dick and Harry that does not like the tribe, religion or person in power will start terrorist group mchewwww abeg there are other civilised methods of passing your points across everything is not by terrorism.

  11. hannah

    May 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Now, why are the northerns the owner of oil blocks? Are they from that region? We need to b sincere, that is the major problem, these oil blocks were acquired under military rule, now we are in democracy, so that should be sorted out.

    If u say buhari should invade thier land, it much as th british invaded our land, would u allow that on ur land? Stop be foolish and use your brain, this is the time we need to sort these things causing issue and live as a country.

    Now state government cannot pay salary, bcos federal government control all resources, why not allow state control their resources and pay tax to the federal government. This is where more jobs wil b created. Don’t just come and comment, think b4 u comment

    • Jokers

      May 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Good question. However when their brother was in power, wouldn’t that have been the best opportunity to claim back these blocs and ensure individuals no longer own blocs? Mba, they were silent all through the whole 4 years. They only just remembered now I guess. I’m from Delta and I refuse to identify with these selfish people because we all know it’s all about their pockets. Se fini

    • nnenne

      May 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      For the record, I am not from Niger Delta but am a fair loving individual, I will always say that the sharing of Niger Delta oil money is very unfair!
      It was done under military rule, under autocracy!

      70 % of oil wealth shared among the North? ?

      Ask yourself how you will feel if 70% of Lagos oil wells are given to the Igbo man or Efik man, while you live in squalor and in polluted environment.
      If this oil is in Kano, would an I jaw man own 70% of it?

      Let’s start talking! We need peace. Unfairness brings about chaos and inhibits progress!

      May God continue to bless Nigeria!

    • SEAN

      May 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      The state governors get monthly allocation from the federal govt,plus taxex & revenue they source internally what did they do with the money, they loot & stash(Ibori,Aregbasole,igbenedion,Ibru,Ameachi all ex governors of the Niger delta region etc) in foreign offshore account; its a well known fact that our political elites are looters; why not ask this gorbenors about their loots. Also all the so called ex militant are billionaires, the so called masses never benefitted from their agitation, i’m not surprise we Nigerians only glorify looters,we want short cuts to everything & derive pleasure from breaking the law.Enough is enough no more appeasing criminals to the detriment of criminals,that Pmb stand,good will always prevail over evil

    • Ele

      May 31, 2016 at 8:15 am

      True good will always prevail over evil but remember in our present reality good is subjective not objective

  12. toto

    May 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Nigeria need to rise up…to take action. why is it that when a particular group dos not like whoever is in power they form a terrorist group and begin to destroy and kill people? this country cant move forward this way. enough of all this terrorism , amnesty and dialogue. the president should take drastic action against any terrorism group. put intelligent systems in place , equip the forces. we need a courageous president . pls . Nigeria is a complex country to govern.

    • Ele

      May 31, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Aha! you said it right “Nigeria is a complex nation”
      Question; why not make it less complex?
      Why continue in this complexity when you can make it simple by making Nigeria a true federal state with the full meaning of federalism attached to the word federal?
      Military might can’t save Nigeria. Powerful Presidents can’t save Nigeria. War can’t save Nigeria, repressive leadership style can’t save her either. Nigeria’s only salvation is to make the centre less attractive. It’s to give everybody and every tribe freedom for self determination by allowing true federalism. Nigeria is a tribal time bomb, Boko Haram, ND avengers, OPC, MASSOB are all machineries of tribalism and this is just the beginning.

  13. Prince

    May 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Government should go to talk with them and discuss what exactly. They’ve made up their minds and Asari and Tompolo can never deny the fact that they’re all behind this. Former President Jonathan also knows about this.
    Where were the Avengers in 2011-2015, why couldn’t they ask for the Sovereign state from their fellow Niger Deltans, that would have been easier and why were they not blowing pipelines.
    The worst they would do is blow up NLNG and when that happens, everybody go rest. Na dem go suffer am pass. They think they’re wise, they’re the most foolish set of people. Avengers my foot.
    How can you be suffering your brothers and sisters and tell them that you’re fighting for them. They should hold their leaders accountable because those telling them to go blow up the pipelines have several investments abroad and that’s not affecting them in any way. Crazy, senseless and insensitive set of people.
    We are tired of the oil sef, they should destroy everything

    • Avindia Musa

      June 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      We should not be thinking like fools who don’t know there right, meeting GEJ, Asari and Topolo behind NDA actions you are making wrong statement. The thing is if they are all behind the NDA then who are those behind the Bokoharam? The only thing I know am from North let the present government take back the country economy as they mate it from their predecessor. The NDA are on their right if you don’t like them then don’t like their oil.

  14. Somebody

    May 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Olayemi na standard fool finally.

  15. feeling sad

    May 28, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Those of u saying d military shud go wipe them out shud use ur brains. The worst d military can do is to kill innocent people. They cant catch these boys! after all d threats d boys still go about bombing. if military cud hanle d situation, yardua wud have used them. these boy had this all planned out this was plan b if jonathan looses d election. they said it severally bfr d elections. buhari added salt to injury by forming mr hard guy. these boys are not scared of that, and they have shown it over and over again. they have got tools and they are ready to use it. boko haram has sambisa forest, well they have over 3000 creeks in the region, how do u want to start looking for them exactly,,,u block one wy….they pass through anoda. how com buhari hasnt been able to locate just only tompolo? i dont like d violence, cos am seriously job hunting….and this is not good as companies here are related.

    • nnenne

      May 29, 2016 at 2:37 am

      @feeling sad. . How do you compare Boko Haram to Niger Delta militants?
      The former, massacres people because they hate western ways and education, while the later agitates for the wealth in their home land being used elsewhere to build big cities, oil wells assigned to people far, far away, while they die in squalor, living with unimaginable pollution.
      They were traditionally fishermen and can’t do that any more, due to pollution.
      Niger Delta issues and other unfair policies put in by the autocratic military should be looked into in order for peace to reign in Nigeria.
      My two cents!

  16. Double K

    May 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    If d federal gvt can come in agreement with dis Niger delta pple nd stand by it I believe all dis blowing of pipe line will limit.bt in dis country call nigeria we re all greedy

  17. Mike

    May 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    If you are not a good follower you can never be a good leader. Last administration did not succeed because this present administration sabotaged all their efforts just because of this negative change we can all see now.

  18. Luvnaija

    May 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I used to support PMB but not anymore! His true colors and insincerity is quite glaring! I would think at his age he should be matured to handle the affairs of this dysfunctional country! But no, how can a true leader make such an utterance that he doesn’t care about people who gave him only 5%votes! Yet he wants 100% of the resource from their land?
    Even in his appointments it is so glaring he is a tribal bigot. I’m a sucker for qualification over tribe but this attitude of always making appointments from the North has gotten out of hand! karma really is a bitch and Buhari is reaping the fruits of his careless utterances…remember he said he’d make GEJ govt ungovernable and he wants peace in his tenure hmmmm….
    Nigeria has never been this divided since after civil war not until PMB took over, or is it the taciturnity and bias towards the atrocities of the evil Fulani herdsmen that he has refused to address? we gave him a chance, looked past his old records but he messed up everything. Truly a leopard cannot shed its skin.

    • Lol

      May 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Shut up please!

  19. Fleur

    May 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    For those in support of military wipe out, please pause for a minute and ask yourselves basic questions like “who are these people?” “What is their motivation?” “Why have they lost the spirit of self preservation that is innate to us all as humans? I have been posting comments about the need for government to stop compartmentalizing these flare ups and treating them as if they are isolated events. Yes there are no tactical coordination meetings between bh and mend and ND avengers and kidnappers and robbers and glorified prostitution, aka runz. However, the members of these groups share the common DNA of debasement and disenfranchisement that comes from a recognition of the futility of ever overcoming oblivion related to acute material deprivation while some just always win and keep winning. You look in the dailies and social media every year and it is the same people from 40 years ago or their children that are always looking like the sky is blue and hunger and early death are deeply personal choices attributable to indolence, not a forced condition. These are not the type of thoughts that foster patriotism, oneness and peace. They are feelings that quickly dismantle social cohesiveness and all that lovey dovey dossier of feelings we have towards each other. These are thoughts that make people believe in their innermost being that they have reached the very bottom of the crate so there is no where else to go but the grave. So they find themselves faced with options like die sitting or die trying. Our social structure is broken and we lack a social welfare system. There is a problem. The only military action that can work is genocide. If as a country we believe genocide is the way for this week’s issue, we should not forget it’s coming to our streets in a matter of time because the disenfranchised are everywhere. Just open your eyes and look around you.

  20. joe

    May 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Nigeria must find a way to negotiate with these guys, using force will not work, we must try hard to find a peaceful solution to the killings by fulani herdsmen, find a way to start developing the tough terrain of the Niger delta and be fair in allocations of oil blocks, recently Indimi gave $14million to an American university, he is from Borno state, the poorest state in Nigeria with internally displaced persons in millions, he has not donated money to rebuild Borno, he did not donate money to any project in the Niger Delta where he has made billions of dollars, these are some of the problems, lets work together and build a better Nigeria, may GOD bless Nigeria.

  21. Lol

    May 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Government led organizations.
    Some of the politicians are behind this group and are angry that the budget didn’t go in their favor and that buhari is witch hunting in the oil sector.
    To get their way they come up with this shitty group.
    Abeg go and sit down
    I hope you all die along with your oil.
    If all the oil is gone in Naija delta that is it.
    Me sef I want Nigeria to deviate from it’s dependency on oil.

  22. Akatsuki

    May 29, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I will only take NDA seriously when u start to bomb these greedy politicians houses n cars one by one. They will just park their cars outside, n den BOOM!!! Make them scared. Bomb their children’s toys too. If u want attention, make ur attacks domestic.

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