Cracks In Avengers As Breakaway Group Threatens To Expose Sponsors
The ranks of the rampaging Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, is beginning to
fracture, but the group has denied such cracks.
Sources reaffirmed that members were becoming uncomfortable with
happenings in the region and the further alienation of the group from the
peace talks with Abuja.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, recently alluded to the fact that
the federal government would not engage the deadly group in any parley
when he described them as fighting for their pockets.
A group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, which broke out of the Niger
Delta Avengers, NDA, on Friday, has insisted that it would expose the
identities of Avengers and those bankrolling them if the group does not
stop the destruction of pipelines.
But allegations are still making the rounds that the embattled ex-warlord,
High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo and a few people in
government were the key sponsors of the group.
RNDA in a statement by Cynthia Whyte, said it deserted the NDA because of
the recent personal appeal of former President Goodluck Jonathan, peace
efforts of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND,
guilt feelings over the damage wrecked on the environment and President
Muhammadu Buhari's demonstrated political will to clean up the
“We have decided to join the MEND Aaron Team 2 peace initiative through
the clearing house of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group (NDDCG)
headed by HRH King Alfred Diette-Spiff.
“We will also cooperate with the government by exposing the identities of
our comrades, who remain stubborn in their insistence to continue attacks.
For example, it will shock the nation to know the Jekyll and Hyde
personality behind the pseudonym 'Brigadier General Murdoch Agbinibo' and
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