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MEND give Buhari two-week ultimatum

10 July 2016, 09:04

Abuja - The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND has given a two-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to commence peace talks in the Niger Delta region, Naij reports.

"We are sounding it as a warning to the military personnel and sympathisers working with the Nigerian nation residing in the Beni-seide region that their safety is no longer guaranteed. We are warning them because our mission is not to take innocent souls, but if they take our warning as an act of weakness, we feel sorry for their wives and children whom they shall leave behind to mourn them," the statement read.

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According to reports, the ultimatum was given to open negotiations with its "Reach out to 'Aaron Team'" or face the consequences.

MEND also distanced itself from the recent attacks on some coastal communities in Lagos and Ogun, saying that the Niger militants were not behind the killings.

The militants called on President Buhari to act immediately in addressing the issues it had raised with a list of names given to negotiate with, saying that if negotiations do not resume swiftly, it would have to assume that the Federal Government were not sincere in opening a dialogue for peace talks.

News24 Nigeria reported the Federal Government has said that it refuses to hold a dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers as it feels that the militants are not freedom fighters but acting in their personal interests to fill their own pockets.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News24 Nigeria


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