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Niger Delta Avengers Militants Send Hand-Written Letter To Buhari

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Niger Delta Avengers Militants Send Hand-Written Letter To Buhari

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July 19, 2016 – Niger Delta Avengers Militants Send Hand-Written Letter To Buhari

The dreaded militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has dispatched a hand-written letter to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa.

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, who made the disclosure said it was a private correspondence sealed and handed over to him by the leadership of the group for onward transmission to the president when he visited Oporoza, traditional headquarters of the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, and other communities in the troubled area last Wednesday.

Dalung, who spoke with reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of stakeholders from Plateau South Senatorial zone held at Jeremiah Useni’s constituency office in Shendam, Plateau State, however, said he had no knowledge of the content as it was sealed. “I was merely mandated to deliver it to the president,” he said.

Dalung noted that as Minister for Youths and Sports, he was aware that majority of members of the Avengers were youths who have potential to be great men. He said his visit to the Gbaramatu communities was a demonstration of the Federal Government’s commitment to good governance and his strong concern for the development of Nigerian youths.

During his encounter with the leadership of the Avengers, Dalung said the group raised three key issues bordering on the plan by the Federal Government to cancel the Maritime University of Nigeria (MUN) established by the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and sited at Okerenkoko, a community in Gbaramatu; communal protection of the massive network of oil pipelines crisscrossing the Niger Delta region, and full implementation of the Presidential Amnesty Programme as approved by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Dalung said he embarked on a two-hour boat ride on the high sea to engage the militants and members of the communities whose tales were of frustration occasioned by aborted dreams of effective participation in the Nigerian project.

“I met with the members of the communities who told me that their dream was to be included in the Nigerian project, that the educational facilities and other basic social amenities were almost non-existent in their communities. They also raised concern of repeated invasion by the Nigerian Military,” he remarked.

The minister expressed dissatisfaction with the level of infrastructural development in the Niger Delta.




  1. sola olaniyi

    July 19, 2016 at 5:50 AM

    so is blowing up pipelines the solution to their problems

  2. princewill opara

    July 19, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Oga presidoo, try and talk to this People so that you will calm down there Agitation and you too also will have peace of mind on the matter, is good if you do so.

  3. buzu-k

    July 19, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    no b to give buhari letter b the problem,na to knw if he can read it? even if he reads the letter in hausa-fulani style of reading,will he understand the content of the letter? if he does,will he implement it?…nobody is hapy with d way NDA is bombing out oil facilities,and nobody is also hapy the way federal government negleting niger delta people.

  4. Maryf

    July 19, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Nigerians are suffering all because of this same man called the president

  5. betty

    July 19, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    there should be a dialogue. btw both parties so that we can move forward.

  6. Bokem

    July 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    what is the real content of the letter

  7. fifelomo

    July 19, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Why blowing up the pipelines, if they are going to drop a letter?

  8. Jilo

    July 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Let me use this medium to express my dissatisfaction about how NDA (Niger Delta Avengers) youths were blowing up oil pipe line in that region. It doesn’t make any sense for breaking up our pipe line now since that our main source of income. You guys are trying to reach an agreement with the government now. Suppose the government consent to your deal, how do you want the government to make money in order to meet up with your demand? It’s irresponsible on the part of NDA to break up the pipe line just because the president is an Hausa man. Recently, Buhari administration earmarked some money #1.4 billion to clean up the polluted area which Jonathan never proposed when he was the president. You guys after receiving little stipend from Jonathan you never taught of breaking the pipe line. Now that a Northern President is there now, you are making irrelevant excuses like he is a Fulani herdsman, he didn’t go to school, illiterate and so on where as your PH.D. Holder Predident couldn’t solve your problem. We need to put aside the problem of tribalism if we want to function as a nation. Late President Umaru Ya’dua came up with Amnesty solution when the movement protest was first at its peak. Jonathan never come with a new plan order than giving the warlord such as Tompolo some money to cool you down. Now you realized that most of your objectives have not yet met. Why can’t you be patient and see what present administration can do for you. Everybody is boiling up about the parent economic situation of our Countty but blowing up our pipeline will never bring any meaningful solution. This guy is not stupid. He read your letter and he will consult his adviser on what and how to bring some relief to Niger Delta and the entire Country as a whole.

  9. Truce

    July 19, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    The problem that I see with PMB is lack of communication, it goes a long way when people feel assured, silence on his path is making some trivial issues to get out of hand.
    People need assurances time and time again, by then they know what their expectations are.

  10. huchennar

    July 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    chai !!!
    pipelines again… pmb no get time for us any more in this country

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