The Niger Delta Avengers have threatened to declare Niger Delta Republic on October 1 should President Muhammadu Buhari fail to initiate restructuring of the country.
The group also said it is praying for the Federal Government to discover oil in commercial quantity in the North so that the Niger Delta will be free from oppression.
The group’s spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, stated this on Thursday in reaction to President Buhari’s order directing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to increase tempo on oil exploration in the North-East.
It stated that once oil in commercial quantity is discovered in the north, its people would appreciate what the people of the Niger Delta has been experiencing in the hands of the Nigerian government.
NDA reemphasized that the country was in dare need of restructuring. It accused the present government of dividing the country through her ‘misdirected policies’.
They said: “Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.
“The Buhari Led government has failed Nigerians with their misdirected policies that has divided the country, as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.”
The statement added further:
“The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct, If the Nigerian government fails to retrace its step by restructuring this country.
“We want to warn the general public that those using NDA to defraud people days of reckoning is close.”