We rejected offers by foreign groups to destabilise Nigeria - Militants reveal

Ene also alleged that the Federal Government has rebuffed their moves to restore peace in the Niger Delta.

Niger Delta Avengers

The militant group’s leader, Benjamin Ene said this while alleging that their moves to restore peace in the oil rich region has been ignored by the Federal Government.

He added that his men are willing to lay down all their arms if the government shows a commitment to the welfare of their people.

According to Punch, Ene, through his lawyer, Ozinko Ozinko, said “As a mark of good faith and demonstration of seriousness, on November 8 by 16.30 hours, we returned weapons our fighters seized during our last confrontation.

“We call on the whole world and the United Nations to note this declaration of ceasefire and the return of weapons while we remain vigilant and wait for the response of the Nigerian government.

“For now, we shall maintain our independence and refuse to take up offers we have been receiving to team up with other international groups and local freedom fighters for more effective confrontation and destabilisation of Nigeria.”

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, he BSF surrendered part of its arms to show its desireto lay down their arms if the Federal Government addressed their concerns.

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