A new Niger Delta militant group, known as Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta, ADFND, on Thursday emerged in the region, with the demand for the creation of Niger Delta Republic.
The group also issued a threat that it would cripple the oil industry across the nine Niger Delta states.
ADFND in a statement issued by its leader, Commander Olomubini Kakarakokoro, a.k.a No Mercy said, “Except our demand for the Niger Delta Republic is granted, without further notice to the Federal Government, we shall proceed to bomb Bonga field flow station, Asaba-Onitsha Bridge, Third Mainland Bridge and other major bridges in the Southern part of the country, just for a start.
“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency, withdraw all the military checkpoints from the riverside areas of the Niger Delta, else we shall proceed to match against any baby military formation in the region without further notice.
“We are the most dreaded, deadly and dangerous group in Niger Delta. Our team is comprised of specialists in different fields of war and is poised to win the struggle for a Niger Delta State.
“Our struggle is not for the monetary benefit or the so-called monthly N65,000 amnesty stipend. It is for the liberation and the development of the Niger Delta region.
“We, therefore, warn every other group or persons as regards the fake dialogue process embarked upon by the Federal Government to know that they are not doing that for us. We are taking over from our brothers, the Niger Delta Avengers.
“As we speak all preparations and plans are on the ground to strike and bring down the crude oil production to 0%, irrespective of the military presence in the region. The Federal Government will hear from us.”