Suspected Niger Delta militants launch attack on Nigerian Navy, kill operatives

Assailants, suspected to be Niger Delta Avengers, (NDA), have attacked Nigerian Navy personnel deployed to a waterways security vessel in Bayelsa State, killing some of the military men.

The NDA is a militant group in the Niger-Delta region.

According to a video released by the attackers, about three personnel were seen down, as the Niger Delta militants continued the heavy gun battle with the military.

The assailants, on June 27, had threatened that they would return with ‘Operation Humble‘ which is similar to its ‘Operation Red‘ of 2016, designed to destroy oil installations.

In a statement released on its website, the NDA threatened to crash the country’s economy and send it into a permanent recession.

A statement, sighted on the group’s acclaimed website, had stated that they would attack politicians working and collaborating with the Federal Government “to undermine the interest of the Niger-Delta region.”

The group bemoaned the fact that the region had remained neglected despite its rich resources, stressing that its fresh violent onslaught against oil installations will shake the economy.

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