Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, one of
the militant groups that asked the Pan-Niger Delta
Forum, PANDEF, led by Chief Edwin Clark, to stop
all engagements with the Federal Government, has
announced that it will commence fresh attacks on
oil facilities on September 31.
“Our grievance with government is that after the
consolatory statement of the government by Prof.
Osinbajo, nothing is on ground to show sincerity by
government”, NDRC said in a statement on Sunday
by its spokesperson, Izon Ebi
“Our grievance is borne out of the insincerity of
Nigeria’s past and current leaders who after using
out wealth and resources to build both Lagos and
Abuja and even stealing for themselves and their
unborn children, decided to bequeath a degraded
environment to us and our children”, it added.
It noted that the agitators had resolved and were
more determined to use all necessary means “to
take back our heritage by stopping all oil and gas
exploration and exportation in Niger Delta come
September 31, 2017. And when that time comes,
heaven will not fall.
“We have resolved that resource control, fiscal
federalism and devolution of powers are the only
panacea. Anything short of that will not be
acceptable to NDRC and the 21st century agitators
of the Niger Delta.
“Our elders and distinguished personalities of
PANDEF have tried in their advocacy. We realize
that the balancing act of being elder statesmen
and resource control advocates can be a very
That is why our goal is in consonance
with the vision of Niger Delta’s emerging youth
leaders in the clamour for resource control.
“The Nigerian nation should be grateful to PANDEF
and most especially the acting President, Prof.
Yemi Osinbajo, who was so sincere in trying to do
things in line with the best global practices of this
21st century, but the Nigerian elite and state, who
feed fat on the resources of the Niger Delta do not
care about the plight of the Niger Delta people.”