The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have issued a statement saying the group is ready to talk to the Nigerian government, albeit under strict conditions.
According to a press statement published on NDA’s website, the group said it intends to sink oil tankers and review its policy of sparing human lives if the government does not accept its conditions.
“If they refuse be heed to our advice will result to sinking of two their mother vessel as an examples to others,” the Group said.
Terrorists Threaten To Sink Oil Tankers
The announcement, which marks the first time the NDA has shown any interest in collaborating with the Nigerian government, comes nearly a week after the government ordered troops in the region to end attacks against the militants.
However, the Group does not plan to end its attacks on oil infrastructure across the Niger Delta.
“The NDA High Command is restating our commitment to attack the interest of oil corporations and international refinery operators that bring in vessels to the Niger Delta territory to buy our oil”, the statement reads.
Nigerian Militants Won’t Spare Human Lives
As well as this, the NDA stated it may review its campaign to refrain from any killings and called out for the government and oil companies not to undertake any repairs on vandalised oil infrastructure.
“They should not undertake any repair of pipeline, oil and gas facilities that is damaged or attacked by our forces during this period of “Operation Red Economy” until and/or after the dialogue”, the Group said.
“Finally, if need be we may review our earlier stance of not taking lives. We are going to redirect and reactivate all our activities if the government, oil companies and their services firms don’t heed to these modest warnings of not carrying out any repairs works and suspend the buying of crude oil from our region as we await the right atmosphere that will engender genuine dialogue”, the Group said further.