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FG warned to enter Niger Delta negotiations with caution

11 October 2016, 10:08

Niger Delta - The Ijaw National Congress (INC) have warned the Federal Government against entering into negotiations with just any groups who are merely seeking more relevance in the Niger Delta region, Naij reports.

INC Chief, Charles Harry said that certain groups were on a self preservation mission and were seeking to use any talks with the FG to gain a better standing in the region, adding that it would give rise to more groups.

Also read: Nigeria badly governed says Osinbajo

“We are averse to the bickering/influence peddling that has led to the formation of several ad-hoc bodies by Chief Edwin Clark, HRH, Alfred Diete Spiff, Rotimi Amaechi and others, which we believe are self serving and inimical to the interests of the region,” Harry said.

News24 meanwhile reported that the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was corrupt and could not be trusted.

The militant group said this was the reason why it would not partake in a ceasefire called by other militant groups in the region.

NDGJM reasoned that the alleged insincerity of the Buhari led administration was the cause for them refusing to lay down arms saying that the government could not be trusted as it was corrupt.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also blamed militants from the Niger Delta for the recession currently being experienced throughout the country.

He claimed that there is no way that Nigeria could not remain affected by the activities of militants given that “the nation now loses over one million barrels of crude oil on a daily basis.”

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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