An influential militant group in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has sent threat messages to President Muhammadu Buhari on the prompt implementation of the demands of its people as conveyed by representatives.
Members of the splinter group, Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA), have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to begin implementation of the 16-point demands presented by Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) last week, according to the Nigerian Tribune.
ABA has also warned all oil workers to evacuate the region as the group threatened to go on the rampage over its feud with the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Worker (NUPENG).
President of NUPENG, Mr. Igwe Achese, was reported to have suggested to the Federal Government to engage the services of a security outfit managed by some ex-militants in the surveillance of crude oil facilities in the region.
ABA’s threat, it was gathered, came on the heels of the statement which is said to have angered the militants to issue the fresh threat.
The miltant group threatened that within seven days, it would resume attacks on oil installations to protest the action of NUPENG and the refusal of President Muhammadu-led Federal Government to commence the implementation of PANDEF members.
The group, in a statement signed by its spokesman, ‘General’ Edmos Ayayeib, on Thursday, gave the Federal Government and NUPENG seven days to immediately urge all multinational oil companies operating in the region to leave the territory.
It threatened that failure to do so would lead to untold calamities on staff and on oil and gas installations.