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N’Delta Avengers deny ’30-day ceasefire’ with govt

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N’Delta Avengers deny ’30-day ceasefire’ with govt

Niger Delta Avengers have denied wide-spread reports that it was party to a 30-day cease fire agreement said to have been consummated with government.

The group is demanding, among others, that the Nigerian government concede to the people of the Niger Delta absolute control of oil resources located in the region.

“The NDA High Command never remember having any agreement on ceasefire with the Nigeria Government,” said the group on its Twitter feed on Tuesday.

Read also: Pipeline repair: FG ignores Avengers, incurs community’s wrath

The militant group has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil installations that have seen the country’s oil output decline from 2.2million barrels per day (bpd) to about 1.5 bpd.

An unconfirmed government source reportedly told journalists on Tuesday in Yenagoa that militants operating in the Niger Delta had reached an understanding with government for a 30-day cease-fire.

The Niger Delta Avengers have consistently said that they were not willing to enter into any form of dialogue with the Buhari-led administration.

There are very strong speculations that the group is tacitly receiving support from Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, who once, was a government contractor, but now declared wanted for alleged fraud running into several billions.

 

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