On Monday evening the NIGER Delta Avengers NDA, ridiculed the former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, over the untold hardship soldiers subjected the innocent people of Gbaramatu Kingdom Delta State last week, particularly the women and children.
In a statement, by its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, said it warned Tompolo not to take sides with the Nigerian government but he was adamant.
The group expressed their anger over the cowardly act of the Army who took the battle on helpless civilians. The NDA have promised to carry out more attacks, go personal against business mogul and pipeline contractor such as Captain Okunbor Idahosa and army officer, Major B. Yahaya, who is leading the assault against unarmed Gbaramatu people. Vanguard:The NDA states “Our dear brother, Tompolo, how is your friendship with the Nigerian Government. The people you took side with against us (the Niger Delta Avengers). We offered you the olive branch by beckoning you to join us in this struggle, but you refused. It is not our business what goes on in Gbaramatu Kingdom but our concern is the innocent children, women and aged people, whom the Nigerian military has chased away from their homes now taking refuge in the forest. We warned you before hand that the Nigerian Government, can never be trusted.” They also sent a warning to the Nigerian military, ”why are you looking for soft targets? If you are looking for the Avengers, you know how to find us. Don’t deceive your President.”
According to a source “Information gathered by the Intelligence unit of the Niger Delta Avengers revealed that Oil Marine Services (OMS) whose Chairman and CEO is Capt. Okunbor Idahosa also known, as Capt. Hosa, is the company Nigerian Government awarded the Pipeline surveillance contract to, spanning from Escravos to Lokoja,” Col Agbinibo alleged that in collaboration with an Itsekiri leader, some military officers were bribed with N250 million to destroy Gbaramatu kingdom “in the guise of looking for the Niger Delta Avengers.”
The question is, why the innocent people of Gbaramatu? why the innocent pregnant women? why unleash terror on the aged people of Gbaramatu? Capt. Hosa, Major Yahaya, Ayiri and Brig. Gen Faruk – must you waste all these innocent blood just to secure the pipeline surveillance job? The group has beckoned on International community and the United Nations to look into these unspeakable injustice served on the people of Gbaramatu as the young girls are being raped and property are looted and destructed.
The Nigerian Military cannot intimidate us by harassing innocent Niger Deltans. Gbaramatu is just one kingdom in Delta State. The Niger Delta is made up of seven States.”
Therefore, it is very funny to try and lure us to halt our well-planned line of actions that will shock the whole world by harassing innocent villagers. “You are only good at harassing innocent women and children in the name of looking for the Niger Delta Avengers. We are not surprised because all Nigerian Military are corrupt. Be assured that we are making this fight personal with you as we shall make your life a living hell.