Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has denied involvement in the attack of the military houseboat around Warri in Delta State that led to the death of two soldiers and four civilians, saying killing of sleeping soldiers is not its style.
A statement on nigerdeltaavengers.com by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, said: “We promise the world that in this process of liberating our people, not a single blood of Nigeria soldiers will be wasted despite the provocation.
“Even the inhumane Nigeria soldiers are exempted. Our war is on oil installations, not to take innocent lives. For the fact we can’t give life, we also don’t have the power to take any life.
“But we (Avengers) are assuring the families of the affected soldiers that we will bring the culprits to book.
“When it is time to face the military in combat, let the whole world know that we won’t be the ones to throw the first punch.”
The statement reminded all groups parading themselves as freedom fighters that they could fight for their people without killing innocent souls, as it said it has so far proven.