From Dressman Tetemaziba, Yenogoa
Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta,MEND, has accused associates of former President, Goodluck Jonathan of using Niger Delta Avengers to destabilise the President Muhammadu Buhar’s led administration.
The defunct militant group made the accusation in a statement signed by Tinipa Jenkins Okponipere.
The statement reads, “The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), is the vehicle currently being used by Niger Delta political elite and associates of former President Goodluck Jonathan to destabilize President Buhari’s Government. It was these political juggernauts who are loathe to see President Buhari gain a foothold in the region.”
Recall that the Niger Delta Avengers had recently reawakened militant activity in the South South region of the country.
The separatist which has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pipeline installations in the region had said its struggle was aimed at librating the region.