The Niger Delta Avengers have thrown two challenges at President Muhammadu Buhari.
- Conduct a referendum to determine the future of Nigeria
- Visit the Niger Delta to see for yourself what the oil producing companies are doing to host communities.
The militant group via its Twitter handle, said:
“President Buhari borrow a leaf from PM David Cameron, call for a referendum and let Nigerians decide like they did to vote you into Power.”
“President Buhari should visit Niger Delta.”
In a statement linked to the tweets and signed by the group’s spokesman, Brigadier General Moduch Agbinibo, the Avengers said:
“The Nigeria President Buhari should visit Ugborodo host to Chevron crude oil Export terminal/EGTL gas plant, Ogulagha host to Shell Forcados Crude Oil Export terminal/tank farm, Bonny Island host to Shell Bonny Crude Oil Export terminal/NLNG gas terminal, Brass host to Agip/ENI export terminal, Ibeno host to ExxonMobil Qua Iboe crude export terminal.
“These are just the export terminals not talking about the numerous oil and gas flowstations and the oil Wells that criss cross the length and breadth of the Niger delta.
“Mr. President come and see for yourself what the host communities are going through in the hands of Nigeria government and the multinationals.”
The Avengers call for referendum may have been encouraged by last Thursday vote by Britain to leave the European Union (EU).