AVENGERS: We're aware that Buhari, an embodiment of corruption, and Dictator Abacha's ally masterminded the killing of Ken Saro Wiwa
By Paul Ihechi Alagba
For Family Writers
21st October 2016
Niger Delta Avengers says that it is undisputed that Nigeria President and former military dictator, Muhammadu Buhari has his "hands soiled deep in the blood of Kenule Saro Wiwa," a popular environmental activist executed in 1995 by the dictatorial military government of the late General Sani Abacha, for his criticisms of the government and outcry against the pollution of Ogoni land by multi-national Oil Companies whose activities were under-regulated by the government.
In an open letter addressed to the President of Nigeria and signed by the Spokesperson of the group,Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, Niger Delta Avengers accused Buhari's government of desperate attempt to subject the oil rich region to continuous subjugation and intimidation through his military henchmen, under the guise of engaging in negotiation or peace talks.
Avengers described as a "charade," the recently launched campaign by President Buhari for the cleanup of Ogoni land; cautioning the Nigeria President that they are deeply "disturbed with the type of rhetoric and politics you are degenerating your age and authority as president of federal republic of Nigeria". In the same vein, they warned the former military dictator to beware of those who are singing songs of praise for his atrocities, as they may be leading him to a bottomless pit.
Going further, Avengers expressed dismay at President Buhari's hypocrisy and insincerity towards putting an end to the military hostilities that has engulfed the entire region, despite declaration of cease fire by the High Command of the dreaded Niger Delta activists. The activist noted that high ranking offices headed by the Nigerian President, right from his era as Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund, down to his days as a military dictator has been characterised with corrupt practices of the highest order, even as they asked why the President instead of producing his Secondary school certificate, hired scores of Lawyers "to suppress the judiciary".
Avengers however noted that they have resolved and are ever ready to safeguard the entirety of Niger Delta from any form of "colonization and exploitation," as has been the heroics of their forefathers.
"Since antiquity even without weapons against all form of occupation army, as such we wonder how your desire for decisive military action is going to win this was in your four years term to end our legitimate objective of controlling our resources for posterity." the Avengers concluded.
Below is a full details of NDA letter to President Buhari:
OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI
The High Command of the NIGER DELTA AVENGERS (NDA ) is constrained to write you Mr. President, General Muhammadu Buhari on your continuous disparaging remarks; since the cessation and suspension of hostilities by our fighters for liberation of the Niger Delta from economic colonialism of Nigeria.
We are curious of comments like " Niger Delta militants objective is to colonize Nigeria economically "... "Niger Delta militants are sponsored by economic looters"... During the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 63rd Regular Course; where you personally issued misleading statements and threats of decisive military action- if necessary to deal with Niger Delta agitation because you have purportedly opened up channels of talks through security agencies/agents and the Multinational Corporations. Mr. President do democratically elected governments open channels for talks in situations like we have in the Niger Delta through security agencies/agents or you are assuming the Niger Delta as a conquered colony in your 1984 Era?
Mr President, you continue to emphasize on the charade you called " the flagged off process to the clean up of Ogoni land" as part of your government's program to salvage the ravaged environment. We are disturbed with the type of rhetoric and politics you are degenerating your age and authority as president of federal republic of Nigeria on issues concerning Niger Delta since you came into office. You continue to live in pretence and blind to the history of the Niger Delta agitation because of some psychopaths around and advising you... as far as you are concerned, You are as white as the snow! But do I recalled that you were once a military governor, a minister of petroleum, military head of state and chairman Petroleum Trust Fund and general Sani Abacha's henchman (the most corrupt dictator in the history of Africa) .
To say the least, your hands are soiled deep in the blood of Kenule Saro Wiwa (the Ogoni nines), events leading up to the pollution of Ogoni land that you are politicizing the clean up process. Wait a moment, how come your government is glorifying a charade called Ogoni clean up while you were a major player in that crime! How can you justify Ogoni clean up at the same time constitute a Task Force Called "Operations Delta Safe" that is embarking on environmental pollution with the burning and bombing of petroleum products in the guise of fighting oil theft? Does that amount to lack of genuine ideas or sincerity? OR at least, is there no relationship between environmental pollution and the ongoing indiscriminate burning and bombing of petroleum products by operatives of the so-called " Operations Delta Safe?
Mr. President basically, some other factors fueling the Niger Delta conflict are corruption engendered by successive government that you served since oil becomes the commonwealth of the nation Nigeria. What is wrong in president simply producing a copy of secondary school leaving certificate instead hiring 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria to suppress the judiciary? Whilst you start the Ogoni clean up process; what is wrong in reviewing the Sir Henry Willinks Commission Report 1958? The Ogoni Bill of Rights, The Kaiama Declaration document of the Ijaw Youths Council, The General Alexander Ogomudia Committee Report, and The Leedum Mitee led Niger Delta Technical Committee Report?
Conclusively, we are not in the trenches for the shake of arm struggle, the people of Niger Delta; our forefathers have always resisted the colonization and exploitation of the land... Since antiquity even without weapons against all form of occupation army, as such we wonder how your desire for decisive military action is going to win this war in your four years term to end our legitimate objective of controlling our resources for posterity.
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