NIGER Delta Avengers, NDA, Tuesday, stated that the Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, does not have the authorization to stand for militants in the Niger Delta struggle, let alone offering the group a slot in its supposed Aaron Team for any dialogue/negotiations with the Federal Government. Avengers in an exclusive online interview with Vanguard said:
“The last we did our reality check, MEND is just an internet tiger at the mercy of some criminal elements and politicians from the North and so cannot represent the Niger Delta agitation for self-determination, not to talk of offering the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) slot for any dialogue/ negotiations.”
“We do know MEND that is speaking on behalf of the APC government to undermine the Niger Delta question of self determination. MEND formed under Tompolo, has accepted amnesty in 2009, and stood disbanded from that moment.
“So there is no MEND speaking from anywhere or for the Niger Delta struggle, instead we have an internet- based MEND that is let loosed by criminal and politicians from the North to sabotage / derail the consciousness of the people of the Niger Delta,” it said.
Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/avengers-denies-bbc-interview-says-mend-cant-represent-militants/