As the Federal Government moves against the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), militancy in the district has tak¬en another measurement as another gathering: The New Delta Suicide Squad (NDSS) has risen.
Not at all like the NDA which con¬centrates its assaults on pipelines and offices of real oil firms, the new gathering has debilitated to obliterate the hardware of private oil firms’ establishments in the re¬gion.
The declaration of the gathering went ahead the heels of Pres¬ident Muhammadu Buhari’s danger in a national telecast to stamp his first commemoration in of¬fice, to squash the upsurge in mil¬itancy in the Niger Delta which has injured Nigeria’s oil produc¬tion.
The NDSS cautioned proprietors of tank homesteads, stockpiling tanks and private breakwaters to stop the Niger Delta inside seven days.
It said inability to conform to the due date, the proprietors of such offices stood the danger of losing their ventures.
In an announcement issued on Monday by the representative of the gathering, Harry Ebiye, he said: “The New Niger Delta Suicide Squad cautions all proprietors of tank homesteads, stockpiling tanks and private breakwaters to stop the district inside the following seven days starting from the date of this distribution or danger the pulverization of all their facil¬ities from the date of the expira¬tion of this final proposal.
“The abuse of this re¬gion by scroungers, financial pi¬rates, and cattle rustlers must arrive at an end” Ebiye said.
Top authorities of the Federal Gov¬ernment are separated over how to handle the present assaults on oil establishments in the Niger Delta by aggressors.
A meeting with representa¬tives of top aggressors in the district, apparently sorted out a week ago by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) on the most proficient method to con¬tain the security issues in the Niger Delta, finished in a stop.
One camp had reported¬ly suggested utilizing a previous South-South senator to connect with the activists, however racked the thought when it was real¬ised that the previous representative did not have the required clout and contacts amongst the aggressors.
Another issue being report¬edly considered is that of the de¬tention for more than 70 days, without trial, of Azibaola Roberts, a cous¬in of previous President Goodluck Jonathan, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Humorously, Roberts is being held by the EFCC for a $40 mil¬lion contract to secure oil pipe¬lines amid the Jonathan admin¬istration. Some security sources indicated on the likelihood of the legislature drawing in Roberts to arrange with the aggressors cur¬rently crushing oil pipelines in the locale, since he had effectively taken care of such undertakings before for the benefit of the administration.
An EFCC source indicated that they didn’t have adequate evi¬dence to charge Roberts to court, however that having kept him for more than 70 days, the commission might be left with no alternative than to charge him to “any court, just to hide any hint of failure face.”