Niger Delta Avengers threaten to cripple economy if Buhari wins election   

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Niger Delta militants. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS archive

The militant group, Niger Delta Avengers on Thursday threatened to cripple Nigeria’s economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected for another term.

Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly election is scheduled to hold across the country tomorrow. 

The group in a statement by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, said it will not relent “until oil stops to flow”. 

The group also advised international oil companies to withdraw their workers and services from the Niger Delta during the election.

“We are in charge of the struggle now and our strike teams are active and gallantly waiting to receive instructions from the high command to cripple the Nigerian economy again if Buhari is rigged back to office.

“And this time, it will be a perpetual recession for Nigeria as we shall not relent until oil stops to flow in the pipes that braces our feet in our land.

“As a warning and closing note, we want to resound it to members of the international community, multinational corporations and subsidiaries’ operatives to withdraw their workforce and services from Niger Delta within the period of this elections,” the group said. 

A group of former militants, the Peace Ambassadors of the Niger Delta (PAND), on Wednesday in Port Harcourt endorsed Buhari’s second term bid.