Niger Delta Avengers Monarchs say Buhari’s aides are frustrating dialogue

The monarchs said the issue has made the militants lose trust in the government.

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Some traditional rulers in Bayelsa state have alleged that some of President Buhari’s aides are frustrating the proposed dialogue between the Federal Government and the Niger Delta Avengers.

The monarchs said the issue has made the militants lose trust in the government.

They also called on Buhari to investigate the activities of the minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (red.) with regards to negotiations with the militants.

The traditional rulers said  “How can they claim to have met stakeholders and the militant attacks continue? They met some fake militants and stakeholders and wasted scarce resources of the Federal Government on jamboree.”

“The Amnesty boss, who claimed to have relocated to the creeks of the region was only sighted in a certain community holding clandestine meetings without solution to the continued bombing of the oil and gas facilities.

“Buhari should investigate the money expended on the jamboree without result. We insist that the Presidential Amnesty Office should be probed following the alleged meeting with fake Avengers.”

Ata Ikiddeh, a former special assistant on diaspora matters to the former Governor of Akwa-Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, has alleged that the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, is the resistance wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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