Militants announce ceasefire as peace talk holds

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The Niger Delta Avengers have announced a ceasefire following pleas from the Niger Delta stakeholders, leaders and monarchs.

The militant group, which has wrecked havoc on several oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, has announced ceasefire.

Niger Delta Avengers’ spokesman, Murdoch Agbinigbo reportedly announced the ceasefire in a press statement.

It was further reported that the militants made the announcement after dialogue and peace talk meetings with leaders, monarchs and stakeholders in the region.
“The struggle has always been a pan-Niger Delta one. We also know the anti-Niger Delta elements are using some disorganised characters from the region to scuttle the efforts to restore the essence of our humanity: Resource control and self-determination,” Murdoch stated.

Continuing said: “But we promise to fight more for the Niger Delta, if this opportunity fails. Therefore, we will give our Niger Delta elders and genuine stakeholders that tacit support to go to the dialogue table with government and the multinational oil corporations whenever the enabling environment prevails.”

Murdoch also noted that militant group will support any collective/negotiation team emerging from Chief (Dr.) Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, Niger Delta elders and genuine stakeholders’ conference to engage the Federal Government of Nigeria.




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