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Niger Delta Avengers Osinbajo meets with Governors, military over militants

This move is following the call by the British government asking the Federal Government to dialogue with the Niger Delta militants.

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Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting of stakeholders to discuss the issue of the Niger Delta militants.

The minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru were in attendance.

Punch reports that the Governors of Rivers, Bayelsa, Ondo, Delta, Edo and Abia States were also present at the stakeholders meeting.

The meeting started earlier today, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

This move is following the call by the British government asking the Federal Government to dialogue with the Niger Delta militants.

Although, a Niger Delta Activist, Chief Ayiri Emami has urged the federal government not to negotiate with the militants, calling them a bunch of criminals.

Nigeria's oil production has fallen by at least half a million barrels per day (bpd), because of militant attacks in the Niger Delta region, most claimed by a new group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers.

The group has carried out multiple attacks on infrastructure belonging to oil majors Shell, ENI and Chevron, vowing to reduce output to zero in what is typically Africa's largest oil exporter.

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