President Muhammadu Buhari says the threat issued by the Niger Delta Avengers last Saturday was unnecessary.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, quoted Buhari as saying that all issues raised by the group were already responded to when the president met with the leadership of the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress (INC), at the presidential villa last Thursday.
Adesina said when the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress visited the president, issues such as the call for restructuring and the inauguration of a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were addressed.
The militant group, in a statement on Saturday, had announced the launch of operation humble, a new mission to resume attacks in the oil-rich region.
They said the south-south remains the most underdeveloped region in the country, with their needs and interests undermined by the failed Nigerian State.