By Sampson Boroh

Niger Delta militant group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) has threatened to blow up oil installations in the region if President Muhammadu Buhari goes ahead to remove the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Prof. Charles Dokubo.

RNDA urged President Buhari to let Prof Dokubo continue in his office as his appointment has led to sustainable peace in the region.

The militant group said it would resist plans to replace the amnesty boss with a Niger Delta environmental activist and ally of former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also popularly known as Tompolo, Chief Dennis Otuaro as new head.

In an electronic statement signed by RNDA’s spokesman, ‘General’ Johnmark Ezonebi, 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, where oil installations and facilities will bear the brunt of the anger.

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It said the 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.

According the group, 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 Gov of Delta State, who is a stakeholder of PDP and allied to wanted militant warlord, Government 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 said, “Mr Dennis Otuoaro, who is also one of the three apostles of Tompolo that were fighting against president Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government cannot be appointed as the Special Adviser to the President on Niger and the Presidential Amnesty coordinator.

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“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.

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“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 Good Luck Jonathan lost the election.

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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 becauseof tneir own selfish reason.


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