The Niger Delta Volunteers, a new Militant Group (NDV), has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to stop listening to leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), adding that MEND was no longer in existence.
The group said this on Friday in a statement signed by its spokesman, Commander Ekpo Ekpo, and made available to newsmen in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The group commended Chief Edwin Clark for the singular effort of assembling ethnic Nationalities for ethnic harmony and synergy towards resolving the unrest in the Niger Delta region but warned that such dialogue should not be a repeat of previous empty talk show that would not yield any meaningful results.
According to them, oil has brought woes to the people of Niger Delta region, saying: “so the flow of oil must stop if we must stop the woes of the Niger Delta people.”
They said: “We are aware that the original MEND is DEAD and no longer in operation or existence and we already know the 5th columnists and the moles in the NIGER DELTA, that have avail themselves to our oppressors to act as obstacles to the efforts of Chief Edwin Clark and the Traditional Rulers of the NIGER DELTA.
“The Ex-militants that have made themselves as moles. They should know that we are very much aware of their roles, and their locations. We are using this medium to warn them to desist or face our personnel manhunt on them in Abuja and Lagos.
“Government should desist from listening to the fake MEND that is being represented by those Ex-militants Leaders that are craving for attention.”