Militants issued a statement on Wednesday, August 24 and signed by their spokesman, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, which they said that the suspects arrested in the killing of soldiers were actually followers of Timipre Silva. They said, the arrested group were armed by the former governor before the Bayelsa election.

Niger Delta Avengers said they have the records of military troops in the Niger Delta region and what they are making from illegal oil business.

 

Read the statement :

The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers condemns the entire security reports linking our forces to the killing of military troops in Nembe Bayelsa state. NDA still wonders when this charade and acts of desperation of the Nigeria military by always linking crimes in the southern part of Nigeria to our fighters will stop.
It is a shame that Operations Delta Safe is still employing the old habits of deliberately dinning and wining with un-audited intelligence from political thugs, political paymasters and enemies of the Niger Delta to perpetuate their continuous funding and relevance by catching in on the hunger in the land.
One question for the commander of Operation Delta Safe! Who are the people perpetuating the ongoing illegal oil bunkers in the Niger Delta at the moment? Because we have both video and pictorial evidences of your troops serious involvement in the pervasive crude oil thefts.
We have records of how much profit you collect and make per day from these atrocities in the Niger Delta. To set the records straight, we cannot come after your Dane guns and ammunition. Since the start of ” Operation Red Economy” our forces did not fire one shot until we have achieved this great success of crippling crude oil productions in the Niger Delta to about 800,000 barrels per day.
Those gangs members paraded as killers of troops of ODS are well known followers of Mr Africa Ukparasai and Mr Timipre Silva, that were purposefully armed by the APC during the governorship elections of Bayelsa state… If your forces and formations comes under attack by notorious elements of your own political collaborators and calculations you should accept it as a friendly fire ( from your own dubious creations getting loosed and fighting back to protect their territories and bellies) and enjoy it whilst it last! excuse the NDA from your ” Pig and Mud squabbles”
Yesterday was Arepo in Ogun state, today is Nembe in Bayelsa state where is the next state you want to involve the NDA in this your bread and butter security conspiracies and collaborations ? Please count us of your incapacities and blackmails. Is this not the Operation Delta Safe that is the puppet and child of necessity of some jail Birds and political shenanigans like Charles Okah’s MEND and RNDA?