Niger Delta Militants Declare “Operations Walls Of Jericho And Hurricane Joshua”

Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, who were responsible for various
attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta Region in 2016, have
released their first statement for 2017, basically announcing an end to
their ceasefire in the coming months, as negotiations have failed. Part
of the statement read:

“As we get prepared for the challenges
ahead 2017, We make bold to tell the people of our Niger Delta, sane
minds in Nigeria and the comity of nations that the remaining 11 months
and couples of weeks in 2017 will be filled with surprises and a
reconfiguration of the struggle for the liberation of our motherland.
Since, the declaration of cessation of hostilities in the region by all
fighters and affiliates, it has been evidently clear that the Nigerian
state is not ready for any form of dialogue and negotiation with our
people to addressing the issues sustaining the unending sufferings and
deprivation of the people of the Niger Delta.

“This prospect for
hope for a genuine dialogue and negotiations have been dashed and
rejected.  The world knows that PANDEF as team of critical stakeholders
was mandated to engender a genuine dialogue and negotiations process
that will be made of apolitical committed Niger  Deltans to engage with
the  government and people of Nigeria, representatives of the
International Oil Corporations and neutral observers. But this
government decides to go around to politicising and blackmailing the
process to forestall any genuine dialogue and negotiations.

“The
world should be assured that, our next line of actions to redeem
Operations Red Economy will be unannounced with surely overwhelming
signatures to this government and humanity. The world is aware that, the
government of Nigeria has ear problems but we never knew that it has
taken a detoriating deaf  level dimensions. It is only through hard
knocks we can speak to the Nigerian government henceforth.

“To
our Niger Delta people, we feel your pains from these dashed hopes of a
genuine talk once again. All fighters and commands are hereby placed on
high readiness in your webs of operations to hit and knock the enemy
very hard.  That is the way to discuss with a deaf, when he cannot
understand your soft massage. We are determined to hit him very hard and
deadly that even his eyes will shed blood, his ear will be more
deafened and his heart shall quake; when he sees, hear and feel the
outcome of our next activities.

“On this note, we are declaring
“Operations Walls of Jericho and Hurricane Joshua” simultaneously to
reclaim our motherland and dislodge all cleavages the Nigerian Ruling
oligarchy has foisted on the region that is sustaining the ongoing
primitive accumulation by dispossession.”