Niger Delta Avengers Dismiss Negotiation Talks with FG

Members of the Niger Del­ta Avengers, (NDA) have said that they are not in any dialogue with the Federal Government.
The group which was re­acting to President Muham­madu Buhari’s Thursday’s claim that his government has entered into talks with the Niger Delta militants with a view to ending the spate of pipeline bombings which have disrupted oil produc­tion, said it was not aware of any dialogue.
In a statement by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbin­ibo and published on its web­site, the NDA accused the Bu­hari-led administration of insincerity to Nigerians and the country’s allies, stating that any talks with the gov­ernment must involve the in­ternational community.
“President Buhari led gov­ernment is not sincere to the Nigeria people and their for­eign allies.
“If we are to engage in any peace talk we made it clear that the international com­munity must be part of it. The President knows our de­mands. So they should stop deceiving the international oil companies, the general public and the international commu­nity,” the group said.
Reacting to the develop­ment Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina pointed out that President Buhari did not specifically mention any mil­itant group when it said the government was in talks with the militants. “The president did not name names,” Mr. Adesina was quoted as saying.
The Niger Delta Aveng­ers has been the most nota­ble militant group carrying out bombings of oil facilities since the inception of the pre­sent administration.

Originally posted 2016-07-23 02:43:13.

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