Former President Goodluck Jonathan is the grand patron of the Niger Delta Avengers. That’s according to a statement from the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers.
The group’s spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte, revealed this.
According to Sahara Reporters, Whyte alleges the former Nigerian president came up with the name “Avengers”. And facilitated the NDA’s formation.
Whyte also reveals the NDA’s creation was to counter the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. After the Okah brothers didn’t support the former president’s re-election bid.
“If former President Jonathan provokes us further with denials of this revelation, we will reveal more sordid details.” Whyte states. “ [And] Like every sponsor, sympathizer and operative earlier mentioned who has equally denied links with the Avengers, we can understand the wisdom behind their decision; as their participation was always meant to be covert.”
The former president is yet to react to these allegations.
The RNDA broke away from the NDA after the latter began attacking oil facilities in the Niger Delta region.