On Children’s Day, May 27, a resurgent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has criticised the Federal Government for allegedly failing to cater for children within that region.
This is just as the group assured that it would deliver more opportunities to the nation’s youth than the government.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, while wishing Niger Delta children a happy Children’s Day, the group said.
“Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun a joyful classroom an experience era of imagination and hope. The children of the Niger Delta region are missing by deliberate policies of every successive Nigeria Government.”
“If you plant honesty, you will reap trust, if you plant goodness, you will reap friendship, if you plant humility, you will reap greatness. Childhood means unlimited opportunities for children.
“This is what the Nigeria government has refused to give you, the children of the Niger Delta. But, what they have refused to give to you is what we (Niger Delta Avengers) are promising you.”
The group has launched a steady string of attacks on energy infrastructure in the region, issuing a manifesto earlier this month that warned oil companies the attacks marked only a beginning.