But for the intervention of former President Goodluck Jonathan, a major disaster would have happened in Niger Delta.
Apparently, the Adaka Boro Avengers cancelled a planned declaration of an independent republic today.
The group said prominent Ijaw leaders pleaded with them to shelve the plan.
ABA is an affiliate of the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers.
They described the Federal Government planned discussion with MEND as a jamboree stating that they neither recognize MEND nor the Federal Government.
A statement released by Adaka Avengers’ spokesperson stated that “We adhere to the voice of our people.
“Our struggle is for the Niger Delta people and not for selfish reason. But this is not the end. More is yet to come.
“Our mission to cripple the economy of the Nigerian nation.
“We will not stop until the Nigerian government is ready to sit on a roundtable to dialogue and to restructure the Nigeria.
“We received calls from prominent leaders like Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Mrs. Ankio Briggs, Chief E. K. Clark.
“The most important was from King Alfred Diete Spiff calling on the freedom fighters to abort their mission to declare Niger Delta Republic.
“Unless that, we will not stop until Nigeria becomes a zero economy.
“We are also saying this for the benefit of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian government.
“They should stop wasting their time with those greedy fellows that call themselves MEND.
“Nothing good will come out of them rather than sabotage.
“Everything they are saying, not even one will be accomplished.
“We will never agree with anything they say and henceforth MEND should watch their back because we have tolerated them for a very long time.
“Enough is enough, since they want to set confusion in the Niger Delta we will start from them,” the statement read in part.