A militant group based in the oil-rich region of southern Nigeria, the Adaka Boro Avengers, which recently dumped its move to declare a Republic of Niger Delta, on Sunday, August 7, 2016, reacted to comments made by the new Boko Haram leader that only christians and churches would be targeted.
The group in a statement by its spokesperson, General Edmos Ayayeibo, also asked the oil companies to stay off the region until the federal government makes a pronouncement on dialogue.
They also advised the oil companies against further repairs of pipelines and vandalized oil installations in their own interest
On the threat by Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn churches, the group vowed to kill 100 northerners in exchange for a single Niger Delta soul.
“We are also sending this message to those Northerners, who want to burn and kill Christians in the North in the name of Islam religion to commence immediately, but one Niger Delta soul will be exchanged for 100 Northern souls,” the group said.
Another militant group, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders has also issued a warning to Boko Haram saying that if the Islamist terrorists kill Christians and burn down churches in the North, it would retaliate by also burnings down Mosques in the Niger Delta and killing Northerners in the oil-rich region of the country.