Buhari Hires $258 Million Saudi ‘Blackwater Mercenaries’ To Fight Niger Delta Avengers

Buhari Hires $258 Million Saudi ‘Blackwater Mercenaries’ To Fight Niger Delta Avengers

By Kenneth Ebelemi | Sub Editor on July 9, 2016
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ISLAMIZATION: President Muhammadu Buhari in Saudi Arabia in February 2016 where he included Nigeria in the 'Sunni' military coalition against terrorism

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari may have struck a $258 million deal with a Saudi Arabia ‘Blackwater’ military contractor to help the Nigerian Armed Forces in fighting militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region in the southern part of Nigeria.

According to a website, Vaxity, a staff of the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria confirmed the deal which is “part of the agreement in the Saudi-led Sunni Islamic coalition against terrorism” which President Buhari signed up for on behalf of Nigeria.

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The deal, is specifically targeted at fighting the militants in the Niger Delta and nothing to do with combating the two globally recognised terrorist groups in Nigeria – Boko Haram, the world’s deadliest and the Fulani herdsmen militia, now the deadliest terrorist group in Nigeria, the report disclosed.

According to the report, the Saudi military contractor is led by Anwar Eshki, a retired Saudi general who is a former top adviser to the Saudi government. The report says his company was hired by the Saudi Arabian government to fight on its behalf in Yemen.

A Yemeni army spokesperson revealed in February 2016 that mercenaries from US private security firm, Blackwater are among the 400 Saudi military contractors fighting in the country.

Nigerian authorities have not commented on this development.

‘We’re waiting for Saudi mercenaries’ – Niger Delta Avengers

The Niger Delta Avengers, according to Vanguard, said it does not care if the Buhari-led government hires mercenaries from Saudi Arabia or anywhere to fight them.

Reacting to online reports of the president’s deal with Saudi mercenaries to combat the group, spokesperson of the Avengers, Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo said that the militants are not disturbed by the report.

“The Niger Delta Avengers do not care if the federal government hires or concludes plans to bring in Bluewater, Graywater, Pinkwater, Whitewater or Blackwater mercenaries from Saudi Arabia,” Agbinibo is quoted as saying. “It is none of our business, the Saudi Arabia, has its own problem of terrorism, so coming here to help Nigerian government is funny.”

“The Niger Delta region will win this war,” the Avenger’s spokesperson declared.

Foreign Mercenaries Will Complicate Crisis

The Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has warned President Buhari against involving foreign meceneires in the crisis in the Niger Delta.

In a joint statement signed the group’s national president, Austin Ozobo and spokesperson,  Daniel Ezekiel, the Ijaw People’s Development Initiative said that engaging $258 million Saudi mercenaries with the oil money obtained from the Niger Delta region would only “aggravate and teach aggrieved youth better warfare”.

Such a move, the IPDP said, would also embolden the militant groups to acquire modern arms and ammunition to “fight back tomorrow” and that it will not kill the quest for self-determination by the Niger Delta.

“We want to reiterate that bombing Niger Delta communities or wasting $258million to hire fighters to fight the Niger Delta Avengers will not stop Niger Delta quest for self-determination,” the statement said.

“Rather, it will aggravate and teach aggrieved youths better warfare and how to go about acquiring modern equipment to fight back tomorrow.”

The group described the military contract as a waste of money and noted, as worrisome, that President Buhari would engage his Muslim allies to fight the people of the Niger Delta, especially when the region has fed the country for the past 58 years.

“We wonder why the government is so bent on wasting such huge amount of money to hire fighters from Saudi Arabia to fight a region that has fed the country for the past 58 years,” the statement said. “We are also surprised at the president’s decision to hire his Muslim allies to fight Niger Delta people.”

“Why not Nigeria soldiers? What happened to the 100 gunboats, 5 warships and 3 fighter jets earlier deployed to the creeks to fight Niger Delta Avengers, which turned into a venture of intimidating innocent people and invading communities?”


  1. I’m not surprised at Buhari. He’s an Islamic militant himself and wants to get Nigeria for himself and his Muslim brothers. He forgets that there is a God. Not idol they are worshiping that has no power that needs them to fight for it. God will destroy you and all your cohorts. Except God is dead will you and your evil genius party apc succeed. As the army of Senacherib and his army were finished by one angel, so shall you and all your followers be destroyed in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
    How can people be so dim to believe that he would hire his people to fight against his people ??? What is the assurance that those Fulani herdsmen are not working for him????
    You are all cursed with the plagues of Egypt in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!!!!
    Except God is dead…

  2. “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22).

    “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of (God) Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6).

    “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14).

    These are the words of the LORD of Host

  3. Are you a Jew? All these biblical quotes refers to Israelite’s and not you morons. For the Jesus has already said in the Bible that ” i have not been send to anybody but to the lost sheep of the house of Israelite’s. Specifically God has assured them of these protection and not you.

    • Aminu, a pig like you will not understand.

      All Christians come under the Abrahamic covenant that God made to Isaac. The Bible says in Galatians 3:29 that If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. So yes, the God of Israel has assured Christians of protection and every promise he made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel, Christians inherit the promise. God will fight for Christians in Nigeria, God will fight for the Niger Delta.

      So Aminu, you and your band of marauding murderers are under a curse and you can never win against Christians or the God of Israel.

  4. The God of Jehoshaphat is our God He fights without using man made weapons He shall fight for us.Buhari and his agents should know that He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.

  5. God will disappoint the devices of the wicked so that their hands will not perform their enterprise be it Islamic Coalison, Boko haram, Herdsmen militia or Niger Delta Avengers. The true God of heaven will not allow any of you succeed in wasting innocent lives in the name of Jesus. Amen. Why didn’t Buhari form an alliance with the Saudi forces to fight Boko Haram and the herdsmen militia engaging all forms of dastardly act? Some people who do blind arguments here need help. Some argue because they know the secret plan has been exposed while some have chosen to live a lie i.e open denial until they are subdued or eliminated. The wicked will not be at all acquitted. Some of you who blindly claim to belong to certain religion think you are important in the scheme of things at the long run. Its a lie. A section of this country assumes leadership over Nigeria is their birth right and will do anything possible to subdue anyone who thinks otherwise be you Christian or Muslims. Its time to wake up and cry to the God of heaven according to Acts of the Apostles 4:23-33. Don’t exchange unwholesome words with anyone. Its time to tell the heavens to behold their threatnenings. God by the name of Jesus Christ fight for his people and unbelievers alike who are not part of any evil plot because He(God) desires the salvation of all not their death. Pray for prayer through the name of Jesus works wonders believe it or not. Mustapha

  6. Am not surprised. The sins of the Fathers are visited on the children. Niger delta joined Nigeria against Biafra. Now they are betrayed. Nigeria will disend on the creeks and mangrove will not be left. It is a bad tactics drawing fire to you home. The style of warfare has changed.

  7. About time PMB hired whatever means to exterminate nd expunge boko haram, avengers nd all terrorists in Nigeria. If you have grievances, bring them to the table for dialogue, negotiate nd compromise. To hell with all agents of violence, oppression, subjugation, corruption nd oppression !

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