Accuse military of killing innocent residents
Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has accused the Nigerian military of killing defenceless residents in Arepo and destroying their property in the guise of dislodging its members.
The group dismissed claims made by the military that it has bombed and dislodged Avengers in the Arepo in Ogun State, stating that its members had since left the area following its successful operation against the Nigerian government.
The statement issued yesterday and signed by the NDA spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, also warned the Nigeria press community to stop misquoting the group.
The statement reads: “The high command of the NDA only bemoaned and condemned the reckless war game that the military is embarking upon with the lives and property of defenceless law abiding citizens in those communities while the criminals have fled the area.
“We should not be linked to activities of criminals and illegal bunkering going on in any part of the country; Nigeria security agencies are the main benefactors and collaborators.
“The military should not use such contrived video clips to justify their killings and destruction of property of defenseless citizens in Ogun State. We cannot be intimidated by these video clips of propaganda and drones.
“The press and the general public should not quote us out of context; we only expressed our concern on the bombing by the government.
“The criminals have already fled the crime scene, which amount to the death of innocent citizens in Arepo. The military should stop justification of extra judicial killings. That is our position.”