The South-South zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused
PDP of sponsoring the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers. The
accusation was made in a statement issued after the APC members held a
meeting in Benin city, Edo state this weekend. Part of the statement
“The zone notes the upsurge of the renewed militancy in the area, in the
name of ‘The Avengers’ and condemns its activities in its entirety.
The zone does not believe that their nefarious
activities are driven by any patriotic fervor, rather we have cause to
believe that they are instigated by the opposition Peoples Democratic
Party to derail President Buhari’s government in order to avoid the long
arm of the law on their criminal activities while in government,” read a
communiqué at the end of the meeting.
The zone notes the present agitation for the state of Biafra and the
inclusion of the Niger Delta in the map of the constituency representing
the Biafra state and states unequivocally that Niger Delta is not,
cannot, will never be and can never be part of Biafra.”