Delta Avengers have written an open letter to President Buhari,
accusing him of using the military through its new formation, Operation
Crocodile Smile, to carry out pre-determined genocide in the Niger
Delta region. The Nigerian Army last week launched the “Operation
Crocodile Smile” which they say is just a training drill designed to
prepare the Amphibious Division for a better mastery of the Niger Delta
The militant groups in its open letter, allege that the
military formation is part of a pre-determined genocide to be carried
out in the Niger Delta region. The group says President Buhari’s
statement in Kenya over the weekend that they should come forward for
negotiation or be treated as Boko Haram members, gives credence to the
allegations of pre-determined genocide. Read the statement signed by the
group’s spokesperson, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, below…
call on President Muhammadu Buhari to put away the garb of a stooge to
the imperialists, whenever he speaks outside Nigeria. We have listened
carefully and halted hostilities in the Niger Delta; we expect a genuine
and positive attitude to restructuring and self-determination for every
component unit of Nigeria.
Dear president, what makes those countries
(Japan, Germany, France, USA, Britain etc.) great is the ability of
their governments to accommodate internal protestations and conflicts
for the greater good of their nations over the years.
presenting your government as pawn to the web of military industrialists
complex, whenever you leave the shores of Nigeria.
Nigeria is not
a one-man personal property we must have these talks every time if this
union must continue to work as one.
The people of the Niger Delta have
been living here from time immemorial, so we have the secret of the
terrain and survival of amphibious operations. No amount of troop surge
and simulation exercises will make you win the oil war, you can only win
You cannot apply the might of the state to restore the
people’s confidence in your leadership when you cannot differentiate
between genuine demands and being mismanaged by disorganized characters
and tribal lords around you in your government that are playing the
court jesters role as well as counting the days that is left in your
four years term.
You can deceive the whole world but We cannot be
deceived by the so glamorized ongoing military operations in the creeks
Of Ijaw communities in the Delta coded ” Operation Crocodile Smiles”…
the world should know that with your pronouncement in Kenya and your
attitude to the military build up in the Niger Delta, it is crystal
clear that the military has nothing less than a pre-determined genocide
in Niger Delta and burn more already scared national resources to the
pockets of those that have failed to locate the missing Chiboks School
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 carrying
out extra judicial killings in the Niger Delta in violation of article
four of the Geneva Convention with “OPERATION CROCODILE SMILES”. All
sane minds knows the meaning of ” CROCRODILE TEARS” so by code-naming
your military operation CROCODILE SMILES only betrays your motives and
attitude to the whole world about the Niger Delta question.
whole world will surely applaud you in The Hague when you leave office!
This is not the Nigeria and the world of the 1980s and 1990s under
General Sani Abacha and your watch.