Bakassi Militants under the aegis of Bakassi Strike Force, have appealed to their counterparts, the Niger Delta Avengers, to stop blowing up pipelines in the region. In an interview with Channels TV, the Militants asked the group to desist from carrying out more attacks on oil installations as such acts will only inflict more hardship on the people of the region.
Leader of the group, Simple Benjamin in the interview which was recorded at Esuk Mba, in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross Rivers state, said the Federal government should listen to the demand of the Niger Delta Avengers
“Fellow compatriots of the Niger Delta Avengers, please sheath your sword and give peace a chance. I think you have made your point. Give the government a chance to respond. Nigeria needs peace now more than ever. I appeal to the Nigerian security agencies to please thread carefully as two wrongs cannot make a right. I appeal to the Federal government and all those in authority to be mindful of their words as it can infuriate and set one against the other. We recently hear comments from the Federal government such as we will crush them and no fresh amnesty. We are not saying criminals should be celebrated but we should take cognizance of the fact that Niger Delta challenges are unique therefore should be treated carefully”he said