Following his two-day trip to Kenya, President Muhammadu Buhari told confirmed that he would treat the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) like members of Boko Haram. The group has since address an open letter to Buhari in response.
According to the open letter, published on Naij, the militants advised President Buhari to be more open to negotiation, while stating that Nigeria does not belong to him as an individual.
In addition, the NDA claimed that military action would not help the President win the oil war, stating that planned military intervention in the Niger Delta is nothing more than pre-planned genocide on the people of the state.
“Conclusively, dear President Muhammadu Buhari please also tell those foreign nations that you are always at ease talking to, while refusing to listen to Nigerians that your troops are about to carry out extra judicial killings in the Niger Delta in violation of article four of the Geneva Convention with ‘OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE’,” the letter read in part.