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Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Give Conditions for Dialogue

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday expressed willingness to dialogue with the Federal Government.

The militant group had continued blowing up oil and gas installations in the restive Niger Delta region.

The group, in a statement yesterday by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, said it would go into negotiation with the government if there are good grounds for such.

Agbinibo, in the group’s website, however, noted that the group had not yet seen any sign that the government had made new concessions.

He said they only wanted a genuine and conducive atmosphere that would make them commit to any proposed dialogue and last peace talk.

He stated: “The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is using this medium to restate that there are no new items to put on the table for dialogue, we only want a genuine attitude and conducive atmosphere that will make us commit to any proposed dialogue and last peace talk.

“We want the federal government to commit members states of the multinational Oil Corporations to commit independent mediators to this proposed dialogue; we believed that it is only such environment that will engender genuine dialogue that will be aimed at setting up a framework for achieving the short, medium and long term demands of the Niger delta to de-escalating this conflict and bring about a lasting peace.”

 

Source:  Daily Trust