We”re Not in Talks with Govt, Niger Delta Avengers Tells Buhari


*Says int’l community must be involved in negotiations

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri –

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Friday told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop deceiving the people and international community that his administration is in talks with its members in the region.

The destructive militant group bombing oil facilities in the Niger Delta declared emphatically that it is not aware of any peace talks with the Federal Government.

NDA’s position was in response to Thursday’s claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that his government is talking to the militants in the region.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, NDA said there was no such meeting with the Federal Government.

It noted that if there was any such meeting, it then means that the President was talking to his mercenaries sent to disturb the genuine struggle of the agitators

“Our attention has been drawn to media report that the President is in touch with Niger Delta agitators including the Niger Delta Avengers but the truth is that  we are not aware of any peace talk.

“If there is any such peace talk, it means the President is talking to their mercenaries set to disturb the genuine struggle of the agitators.

“President Buhari-led government is not sincere to the Nigerian 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”, it stated.