Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has sworn that it will declare the independence of Niger Delta region on 1st of October, 2016.
According to a statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Mudoch Agbinibo, the NDA stated that the oil rich region was no longer a part of Nigeria and that it will declare the region an independent entity if the federal government fails to restructure Nigeria.
While warning against those using the name of the militant group to defraud people, Agbinibo prayed that President Buhari will find a substantial amount of oil in the north so they can let the Niger Delta go.
The statement reads: “Our prayer for Buhari and the Northern hypocrite (Northern Governors) is that oil should be found in commercial quantity in the North, so they can let the Niger Delta go.
“The Buhari-led government has fail Nigerians with their misdirected policies that has divide the country, as such nobody wants to be part of that failed state not even the Niger Delta.
“The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigerian government fails to retrace its step by restructuring this country, we want to warn the general public that the day of reckoning is close for those using NDA to defraud people.”