Militants Threaten To Bomb Oil Pipelines Over Plot To Make Tompolo’s Ally, Delta Deputy Governor’s Brother Amnesty Boss

Photo Credit: Tife Owolabi
Niger Delta Militants. Photo credit: Tife Owolabi

Recalcitrant militants group, the ‘Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA)’ has threatened to wreck havoc on oil installations if President Muhammadu Buhari or a ‘cabal in the presidency’ sack the current amnesty boss, Prof. Charles Dokubo and replaces him with one Dennis Otuaro, a known PDP member.

In an  electronic mail obtained by BIGPEN Online on Tuesday, RNDA, warned that any attempt from any quarter to collaborate with some powerful cabals in the presidency to remove Professor Charles Dokubo, will be met with fierce anger.

The group threatened to bare their fangs on oil installations and facilities to drive home their grievances.

The militant group said the alleged  attempt to replace Dokubo, with one Mr. Dennis Otuaro, the younger brother to the Deputy Governor of Delta state, will be met with brutal force.

The statement signed by ‘General’ Johnmark Ezonebi, said the militants after a meeting at the Benin River, had vehemently taken a stand against the speculated gang up to remove the Amnesty coordinator and to be replaced by the younger brother to the Deputy Governor of Delta State, who is a stakeholder of PDP and allied to wanted militant warlord, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo).

They argued that “it was the RNDA, made up nine militant groups in the creek that accepted the federal government’s ceasefire agreement for peace and worked hard to the eventual emergence of Buhari as President, while the Tompolo, group mobilize and fight against the President Buhari-led APC federal government from inception till date”.

The statement further read, “Mr Dennis Otuoaro, who is also one of the three apostles of Tompolo that were fighting against President Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government can not be appointed as the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Presidential Amnesty coordinator.

“RNDA want to make it clear that any attempt to remove or to replace the hardworking honest man with a trust worthy track record of integrity would lead to collateral damage on all oil facilities and oil installations.

“We will cripple all the major oil pipelines in the creek of Niger Delta. Enough of this infighting, blackmail and outright falsehoods against Prof. Charles Dokubo. A word is enough for the wise.

“The RNDA will not fold it’s hand and watch things deteriorate; as it has come to its notice the desperate moves by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to hijack and hand over the Amnesty office to one of the allies of the former Moribund Niger Delta Avengers NDA group.

The statement further accused NDA as the brain behind the destruction of oil pipelines and installations in the creek, all in a bid to cripple the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC federal government because their kinsman former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the election.

The RNDA therefore called on the President Buhari, not to succumb to the criminal arrangement of those who are plotting to remove Prof Charles Dokubo from the Amnesty office because of tneir own selfish reason.