A militant group in the Niger Delta, Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has revealed that its mission is to bring Nigeria’s economy to its knees.
The militant group also said they have nothing to lose by blowing up crude oil pipelines belonging to oil corporations in the Niger Delta.
The Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta also said the Federal Government has not shown commitment to the proposed dialogue with militants.
Punch reports that the spokesman of the militant group, Sibiri Taiowoh, issued a statement saying “We have said it before that we have nothing to lose on the bombing of oil pipelines because our mission is to ground the oil economy if our demands are not met.
“We have said we are doing what we are doing to prod the government to renegotiate the control of our oil resources and other related matters. What we are doing now is the only way to this kind of agitation.
“ We have watch with chagrin the recent utterance by the President and his Vice and all we are seeing is them tacitly playing double standard and lips services to the demand of the groups as it concerns the Niger Delta question and that is why all of our Units and affiliates have not fully heeded to our ceasefire.
“Today the President will say something, tomorrow his Vice and some of their dishonest and selfish lieutenants will contradict him and that only shows how confused and unserious the government is about the problems and how to deal with them.”
The Niger Delta Avengers has warned oil giant, ExxonMobil not to repair it pipeline in Qua Iboe- Akwa-Ibom state.