The former militant, Victor-Ben Ebikamobowei has condemned the actions of the Niger Delta Avengers. Victor Ben popularly known as Boyloaf was a commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
In a chat with NAIJ.com, he said that the group should be addressed as the Niger-Delta NIMASA and not the Avengers.
“There is nothing like Niger Delta avengers, we know NIMASA avengers there is nothing like the Niger Delta avengers.
He said they are a group of criminals running away from facing disciplinary actions for several offences committed during the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.
“They are just a few group of people that are supposed to face what they did and they decided to convert it to struggle.
However, Boyloaf accused them of plans to distract the government from getting prosecuted for their crimes.
“There is nothing like the Niger Delta avengers, it is NIMASA, they want to distract government from the things they have done, do not pay any attention to them.
“Everybody that committed should face his sin and should not convert it to struggle.
However, Boyloaf fingered Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo as the leader of the ongoing crisis in the Niger-Delta.
“Tompolo is in the bush, he is no more on the street so he should remain there. Somebody cannot commit sin and hide, he should face the sin and not convert it to avenger.
“Is it not business everyone did with him? So they handled The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) themselves as their own personal company, they should go and give account for what they did. Is he bigger than Nigeria?
“Afterall they called many people and they gave account, so he should go. Why is his own so different? Whenever government attack, they will convert it to struggle.
Meanwhile the group recently emerged and go by the name Niger-Delta Avengers. These group have been bombing up all the pipelines that belong to the oil companies in the south-southern part of the nation.
In related news, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Lagos Federal High Court has convicted and sentenced the former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Raymond Omatseye, to five years imprisonment for contract scam of N1.5billion.
Omatseye was charged before the court by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on offences bordering on contract splitting and bid rigging to the tune of about N1.5 billion.
Meanwhile, In a series of tweets, the militants revealed that they blew up another oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday, May 26, which they claimed was heavily guarded by the Nigerian military.
The group also blasted the Niger Delta stakeholders over the meetings they held in the region, stating that they want a sovereign state and not pipeline contracts.