Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
A group, Ogoni Ex-illegal Refines Forum (OERF) has warned the newly formed Niger Delta Avengers whom they described as saboteurs to desist from the constant attacks on oil facilities in the region.
The group wants the avengers to tow the line of OERF who abandoned their illegal refineries for the peace of the region and to support President Mohammadu Buhari’s effort to address the Niger Delta problems.
Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, the leader of the group, Mr. Cassidy Mbera said with the appointment of Brig-Gen Paul Boroh, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme , the region is in a good position to benefit more from Buhari’s administration.
Mbera regretted that the Niger Delta Avengers started their illegal activities in the region when President Buhari has shown interest in the region especially his action to clean up Ogoni.
He called on the Ogoni people to disassociate themselves from the activities of avengers and support President Buhari who they said is set to flag off the Ogoni cleanup on 2nd of June 2016 in Bori, the capital of Ogoniland
He said it is an act of wickedness for Avengers to disregard the pains and sufferings the region would pass through from their deliberate evil activities against the people of the region.
“We are here to condemn the illegal activities of the avengers who refused to put our people, environment into consideration. We are calling on them to accept dialogue and embrace peace. We have a President who has a listening ear.
“We want to use this opportunity to congratulate the Coordinator for the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen Paul Boroh for appointing an Ogoni son as the head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. Of course, this group will continue to protest against anything that is inimical to the development of the region.”