Reformed Niger Delta Avengers Threatens To Blow Up Oil Installations, Warns Buhari Against Replacing

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The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) says it will blow up oil

installations in Nigeria if President Muhammadu Buhari sacks the

Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Charles

Dokubo and replaces him with Dennis Otuaro, an aide to former Niger

Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo).

In a statement by its spokesman, Johnmark Ezonebi, the group said,

“After an emergency meeting at the Benin River, we took a stand

against the speculated gang up to remove the Amnesty coordinator and

to be replaced with the Delta state deputy governor’s younger brother,

who is a stakeholder of PDP and allied to wanted militant warlord,

Tompolo.

“It was the RNDA that made up nine militant groups in the creek that

accepted the federal government’s ceasefire agreement for peace and

worked hard to the eventual emergence of Buhari as President, while

the Tompolo’s group mobilized and fight against the President

Buhari-led APC federal government from inception till date.

“Mr. Dennis Otuoaro, who is also one of the three apostles of Tompolo

that were fighting against president Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal

government cannot be appointed as the Special Adviser to the President

on Niger and the Presidential Amnesty coordinator.

“RNDA want to make it clear that any attempt to remove or to replace

Dokubo would lead to collateral damage on all oil facilities and oil

installations. We will cripple all the major oil pipelines in the

creek of Niger Delta. Enough of this infighting, blackmail and

outright falsehoods against Prof. Charles Dokubo. A word is enough for

the wise.”

The militants added, “The RNDA will not fold its hand and watch things

deteriorate; as it has come to its notice the desperate moves by the

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to hijack and hand over the

Amnesty office to one of the allies of the former Moribund Niger Delta

Avengers (NDA) group.”

However, the Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI) in a statement

on Wednesday, by its acting spokesman, Timi Ogobiri, said Otuaro was

qualified to replace Dokubo.

“It’s untrue to say that the anticipated appointment of Chief Dennis

Otuaro is compensation to former Niger Delta freedom fighter, high

chief Government Ekpomupolo.

“But it’s the level of Dennis commitment to Niger Delta question that

earns him this opportunity and there is nothing wrong been appointed

as PAP Coordinato

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