The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has denied any meeting in Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, with the Nigerian government’s representative in the planned dialogue with militants and Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung.
The NDA in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Brig-Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, said the minister could have had a meeting with some fraudsters who might have defrauded him.
“The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, had narrated how he met with some self-claimed Niger Delta Avengers in Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom. We are here to let the general public know that fraudsters have defrauded the Minister.
“Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has been defrauded and played by Niger Delta fraudsters; he didn’t hold any meeting with us (Niger Delta Avengers)”, Agbinibo said.
He added that the group can not stoop so low to send representatives to meet with a common Minister of Youth.
“Niger Delta Avengers can’t stoop so low to send representatives to meet with a common Minister of Youths that doesn’t know his work”, Agbinibo added.
The group also stated that they will not be a party to any meeting that the international community is not part of as witnesses.
“Lets make this clear, any meeting between the Nigerian government and the Niger Delta Avengers that the international community is not part of, to witness, we (Niger Delta Avengers) will not be part of any such dialogue as well”, Agbinibo said.