Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have announced their comeback with a new assignment codenamed Operation Humble.
The NDA drowned the Nigerian economy some years back with attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
Announcing its return in a statement posted on its website over the weekend, the group vowed to “humble” the economy into permanent recession.
It said it had lost confidence in all socio-cultural groups in the region like the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), the elders and former militants.
The group said, “This operation shall be coded‚ Operation Humble aimed at bringing down targetted oil installations in the Niger Delta capable of humbling the economy into permanent recession. This mission is also targetted at political actors, who are collaborating with the Nigerian Government to undermine the interest of the Niger Delta people.
“There is no doubt that the Nigerian Government has continued to pay deaf ears to our demands and the rising challenges in the country because the pipelines that crisscrosses our lands her left untouched, allowing dollars to flow into the federal treasury on a daily basis for mismanagement.
“We shall spare no single oil installation within our range of strategic targets marked for destruction in the coming days and we bet the Nigerian Government will be humbled to return to the drawing board and chart an all-inclusive course by the time we are done with our action plan.”
To head the operation, the statement said, is a female militant “Field Commander Tu-ere aka Queen of the creeks” who has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
“She was part of our elite Strike Teams that attacked and took down the Chevron Valve platform on the 4th of May, 2016; the Shell Forcados 48-inch Export line on the 3rd of June, 2016; and the Exxon Mobil Qua Iboe 48 Crude Oil Pipeline on the 11th of July, 2016,” the group added.