The brand new Bakassi Strike Force – a militant group who recently emerged, have condemned in totality the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers militants in blowing up pipelines.
A group of new militants has emerged from the Akwa-Cross Region under the umbrella of Bakassi Strike Force, and has already spoken out in new video to condemn in totality the activities of the more popular Niger Delta Avengers blowing up pipelines.
Speaking at Esuk Mba, in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, the leader of the group, Simple Benjamin, said these attacks on oil pipelines have a retrogressive effect on the economy of Nigeria, adding that the President Buhari-led Federal Government should listen to the agitations of the Niger Delta Avengers.
According to him, there is no struggle without a reason and so, government should adopt the approach of the American Ambassador to Nigeria who is an advocate for dialogue as war alone cannot solve their problems in tackling the issue.
We reported it here earlier today that the Niger Delta Avengers on Friday said that it has bombed yet another crude oil pipeline belonging to Agip ENI in Bayelsa State, Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.
An explosion also rocked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) at Sanomi Creek, in Warri, Delta State on Thursday evening but nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast.
The Niger Delta Avengers, which has claimed responsibility for most of the recent attacks, on Wednesday, rejected an offer to dialogue with the Nigerian government.