Chief Edwin Clark, in a recent statement issued on Tuesday alleges that there is a deliberate attempt to decimate the people of Niger Delta.
Pa Clark stated this at the emergency General Assembly of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) with the theme: “Security Situation: Sustaining the Peace and Development in the Niger Delta Region,” held at the PTI Conference Centre in Effurun.
He said that the subtle extermination of the people of Niger Delta is enough reason for the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant group to sheathe their swords to ensure the agenda of the oppressor will not materialize. Adding that it is a move to cause unrest among the people while they gain unrestrained access to oil and gas wealth of the region.
He however noted that the people are now wiser and therefore will not fall into their trap.
He thanked the NDA and other militants for laying down their arms to give room for dialogue.
“However, despite all these in actions by the FG, I wish to thank the NDA for its understanding and accepting to extend the ceasefire.
“I wish to assure the NDA and other such groups that the elders be PANDEF are working round the clock to ensure that the FG and indeed the state governments of the region do the needful.
“Let us therefore not do anything that will give the government an excuse to kill, main and destroy us.
“Kindly sheathe your swords. I feel there’s a deliberate attempt to decimate the people of the Niger Delta region.
“People are attempting to create divisions and disunity in the region just to enable them to have unfettered access to our God-given wealth, while we continue to fight and destroy ourselves, but I tell you that they’ve failed and will continue to fail.
“Today, we have in this meeting our members who have all joined us again to seek in unity, the common good of the Niger Delta,” Pa Clark noted.