As a result of the rekindled violence in the South-Eastern part of the country, President Buhari had arranged to visit several states in the region in order to put heads together with local leaders and discuss ways to handle the issue. Buhari’s planned visit – scheduled to kick off on Thursday, 2 June – comes amidst raging attacks on oil pipelines, an action which the militant group has claimed responsibility of.
In a recording sent to IBTimes UK, a man is heard speaking during a phone conversation with one of the hosts of the UK-based Radio Biafra, saying that Buhari would be signing his death warrant by visiting the Delta. According to the NDAvengers member:
“Buhari is trying to visit Ogoniland, but he should sign his death warrant before coming to Port Harcourt or try to visit any state of the Niger Delta community, Biafra land.”
“We are starting a dance he cannot finish. We shall dance like vultures. He [Buhari] has dared to wake a sleeping lion, but I promise him this time around if he tries to step his foot in any community of the Niger Delta, in Biafraland, he will not go back alive.
“Any Niger Deltan who will try to walk with Buhari shall also go to his grave that day. This is our assurance”.
Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Avengers again blew up two major oil wells at Dibi in Warri South West local government area of Delta State. The oil wells Well RMP 23 and RMP 24 belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited went up in flames in the early hours of today, June 1. The group took to their Twitter handle @NDAvengers on Wednesday morning to claim responsibility for the attack.