A new militant group has claimed to have taken ver from the Niger Delta Avengers and set Saturday July 2 as dates to bomb many bridges and oil facilities in the country.
The group with the name, Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta (ADFND), declared in Friday that the government and people of Nigeria should be prepared to face the consequences of the planned destruction.
ADFND is demanding relocation of headquarters of major oil companies back to the Niger Delta region as a condition to stop the planned attack.
A statement by the group, signed by its leader, Commander Olomubini Kakarakokoro, (a.k.a No Mercy) read:
“We are bombing Bonga field, Onitsha -Asaba bridge, Third Mainland bridge, and other major bridges across the southern part of the country on Saturday 2nd July,2016. This is not a mere threat. The only way out is for the Federal Government to relocate all headquarters of major oil companies to Niger Delta. They are built with our oil money. They must be moved back to the Niger Delta region.
“If the Federal Government fails before the said day, we shall surely carry out the attack. The companies whose headquarters we want back now include Chevron, Agip and Shell which have their headquarters in Lagos.
“In addition, the Federal Government should move all refineries to the Niger Delta. This is without further delay as we shall meet further delay with corresponding colossal damage in the mentioned places on the said date.
“We want to tell President Buhari that now that the going is getting tough, the tough has to get going.”