The Warri Study Group (WSG) has
accused some serving and ex
Governors of using the Niger Delta
Avengers (NDA) to arm twist the
Federal Government into dropping
corruption charges against them.
Daily Post reports that the chairman of the
group, Edward Ekpoko also called on the
government to yield.
Ekpoko said the Federal Government should
not negotiate with the militant group.
He said “Politicians, including an ex-governor
of Delta State and militants have continued to
use this neglect to blackmail the Federal
Government as a reason for the renewed
crisis. But who is to be held responsible.
“Politicians, especially some governors (both
serving and former) and their cronies from the
Niger Delta are hands in glove with the
militants and are openly and secretly
advocating dialogue with them so as to
(through them) have criminal charges against
“The militants are well known to some of them
(governors) to the knowledge of Niger Deltans.
Government should keep them under watch.
Let us get it right: who are the Avengers?
Tompolo has denied them, but do we believe
him when they want his account de-frozen?
MEND has denied them, they are used by
those who created them.
“To dialogue with them is tantamount to open
discussion with corrupt politicians from the
region that have forced the pathetic conditions
of life that now pervade the Niger Delta. All
they want is to bargain themselves from
investigation and trial,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the
Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra
(MASSOB) leader, Solomon Chukwu has
denied having any link with the Niger Delta
Avengers (NDA). »