The new currency is said to have started circulating with the Niger Delta, and militants in the oil rich region are using it to inform the government of their demands for sovereignty in the region.
According to The Daily Globe Watch, the separatist feelings and aspirations which resulted in the ongoing bombing of oil and gas facilities in the region have eventually found expression in unveiling its ‘national’ currency.
There have been a series of attacks by militants in the region lately, the latest being the attack by Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on trunk lines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
The NDA have vowed to stop at nothing until a sovereign state of the Niger Delta is actualized. It is their claim that much has been done to the region’s ecosystem resulting from the operations of oil companies in the region and that every hue and cry raised so far to draw the government’s attention to their predicament has fallen on deaf ears.
Hence the action to secede from Nigeria became absolutely necessary to save communities in the neglected region from gradual extinction. The NDA has threatened to do something that will shock the whole world. In a series of tweets, the militants revealed that they blew up another oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday, May 26, which they claimed was heavily guarded by the Nigerian military.
The group also blasted the Niger Delta stakeholders over the meetings they held in the region, stating that they want a sovereign state and not pipeline contracts.