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Niger Delta Avengers deny agreeing to dialogue with FG

17 August 2016, 21:33Lekan Oladeinde

Port Harcourt - The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the insurgent group, which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil and gas assets in the oil-rich region in recent times, has denied agreeing to any dialogue talks with the federal government

NDA was reacting to statements credited to one Ballantyne Agiri, spokesman for the Dialogue Group, to the effect that the group was ready to dialogue with government.

Agiri had in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja claimed that the group had agreed to enter dialogue with the FG, reports News 24.

Agiri  had said that the NDA had constituted a contact and dialogue group to engage the Federal Government in meaningful dialogue as part of the initiatives to resolve the crisis.

He added that the group was determined to come out with results that would yield lasting peace, equity, justice and harmony among all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

But the spokesman for the group, Mudoch Agbinibo, dismissed the idea saying there was no iota of truth in Agiri’s claim.

“That report is not from us. We are not in any form of dialogue agreement with anybody. It’s like the Government wants to dialogue with themselves.”

“Who is Mr. Ballantyne Agiri the claimed dialogue group spokesman? We don’t know you. And please stop fooling the general public.

“We are not ready for any negotiation or dialogue with the federal government,” the group claimed.

- News 24


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