The Adaka Boro Avengers has cancelled its planned declaration of an independent Niger Delta Republic slated for Monday, August 1. The group in a statement through General’ Edmos Ayayeibo who is the spokesperson had ordered Yorubas and Hausas out of the Niger Delta region and called on Niger Delta people to return for the declaration.
Daily Post however reports that the group in a statement on Sunday, July 31 said it had cancelled its planned declaration and credited former president, Goodluck Jonathan and other top Ijaws for the move.
The group however said it “will not stop until the Nigerian government is ready to sit on a round-table to dialogue and to restructure Nigeria.”
“We received calls from prominent leaders like Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Mrs. Ankio Briggs, Chief. E. K. Clark and especially King Alfred Diete Spiff calling on the freedom fighters to abort their mission to declare Niger Delta Republic.” The group said its motive was not selfish and said it cancelled the declaration following appeal from leaders from the region.
“We adhere to the voice of our people, because our struggle is for the Niger Delta people and not for selfish reason. But this is not the end. More is yet to come. “Our mission to cripple the economy of the Nigerian nation will not stop until the Nigerian government is ready to sit on a roundtable to dialogue and to restructure the Nigeria. “Unless that, we will not stop until Nigeria becomes a zero economy. We are also saying this for the benefit of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian government to stop wasting their time with those greedy fellows that call themselves MEND because nothing good will come out of them rather than sabotage.