A statement by their spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, reads in part: "Since the day crude oil was discovered in commercial quantity here, what we have being asking from the FG is portable drinking water, electricity, roads, employment, quality education/educational facilities, resource control, participation in the oil business and inclusive governance that will engender substantial freedom.
The reserve have been the case. The history of the communal lives is terror of poverty, inhumanity and desolate living conditions. But when you move into these facilities operated by the Multinational Oil Corporations, they are living like Kings and Presidents.
For over five decades, we have given Multinational Oil Corporations and Nigeria, cooperation and love. The continuous tranquility is only manifesting in the development of other regions, but the Niger Delta territory continually alienated from all types of development and all essence of quality human life.
Our communities and the people are only good at securing the pipelines, oil and gas facilities. What a tragedy? We are calling on the international community to speak up against this ongoing terror and come to our aid, as witnesses to this grave inhumanity and history of terror perpetuated against us.
This history of terror, we the Niger Delta Avengers will resist and correct with every means necessary. We have nothing to loose in the battles ahead. We are not like some people who run champagne parties or turn Rivers State Government House into a house patrimony of god-sons and prebendalism.
They say the progress and success of a nation state is the reflection of her constitution that is not manufactured to favour some section and excludes the yearning and aspirations of others. Since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, our resources have been used to sustain Nigeria to the exclusion of the Niger delta.
We want our resources back to restore the essence of human life in our region for generations to come because Nigeria has failed to do that. The world should not wait until we go the Sudan ways. Enough is enough."