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Navy issues strong warning to Niger Delta Avengers, says ‘we are ready for you’

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The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Ibok-Ete Ibas, has warned the Niger Delta Avengers against threat to resume destruction and bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

The militant group had recently announced plans to resume hostilities, claiming that the Federal Government had not fulfilled its promise to redress situations in the region.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the Headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command in Calabar, Ibas said no group had the strength to threaten the peace and unity of Nigeria.

The CNS, who had an extensive interaction with officers and ratings across all formations under the Eastern Naval Command, said that the Navy was prepared to confront any threat in the region.

“We are prepared for any group that threatens the unity and peace of our country. We are ready to stop all forms of illegal activities on our nation’s economic resources.

“No individual or group including the Niger Delta Avengers has the audacity to threaten the country and we will also make sure that Nigerians can use the maritime space unhindered.”