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Niger Delta Avengers to Launch “Operation Walls of Jericho” and “Hurricane Joshua”




Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group that had claimed responsibility for many sabotage attacks in Niger Delta last year, said that it has asked its fighters to prepare to fight the “enemy” as  it claimed Nigerian authorities were not ready for dialogue.

The Avengers declared a ceasefire last year after staging major attacks on oil facilities crippling Nigeria’s oil output.

The attacks cut Nigeria’s oil production, which stood at 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd) at the start of 2016, by more than a third in June 2016, although the oil minister said in December that pipeline repairs lifted output to nearly 1.8 million bpd.

“It has been evidently clear that the Nigerian state is not ready for any form of dialogue and negotiation,” the Niger Delta Avengers said in a statement posted on their website.

“All fighters and commands are hereby placed on high readiness in your webs of operations to hit and knock the enemy very hard,” the group said.

It declared the start of an “Operation Walls of Jericho and Hurricane Joshua … to reclaim our motherland” but did not say whether this meant an end of the ceasefire or gave any details

In the past six months, government has held talks  with Niger Delta leaders to address grievances of poverty and oil pollution. In his New Year speech, President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke about government’s readiness to forge peace in the region.

But the militants have complained that no progress has been made.

The Avengers, like other militant groups, has split into different factions, which struggle to control their fighters.

Another former militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which had agreed to lay down arms in 2009, said a week ago it had lost trust in the government to bring peace to the region.

Those behind the pipeline attacks, which began in early 2016, say they want a greater share of Nigeria’s energy wealth to go to the southern region.

The frequency of attacks has diminished since President Muhammadu Buhari held talks with community leaders but there were sporadic attacks, most recently in late November.

Niger Delta leaders on Thursday also told FG that the region is running out of patience as a result of the delay in the proposed dialogue between government and stakeholders.

They said this at a meeting in Kiagbodo, hometown of Ijaw leader, E.K Clark.

The leaders also lamented the “assault” on former president Goodluck Jonathan‘s family.


  1. Marks

    January 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I wish the noble freedom fighters profound successes in these renewed operations. May Allah be with you all the way.

    • Mee

      January 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Aunty/Uncle, how do we differentiate between the noble freedom fighters and those that are not noble in your words? Allah should be with them all the way to fight? Is that what your religion taught you? It’s early 2017, please try and seek God fast to have a better understanding. Thank you! !!

  2. Marks

    January 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Aunty Mee, the noble ones are those fighting for their legitimate rights like the NDA are fighting for their right to their God-given resources by the unholy and sham union that is Nigeria. The ignoble ones are those killed many innocent people just so one of theirs could reclaim the keys to Aso Rock Villa like BH terrorists.Allah demands justice and truth even if it means turning against my own flesh and blood, so yeah may Allah be with the NDA fighters all the way and put to shame the evil and parasitic ones..Ameen.

  3. danielle o

    January 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Stupid people n their gullible followers. Keep blasting everywhere. It is u n ur generations that all suffer the pollution. Occultic ,hostile ,n senseless bunch of idiots…

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