The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that militants in the Niger Delta are not ready for dialogue.
Shehu said militant groups in the oil rich region have continued to blow up crude oil facilities despite the Federal Government’s effort to dialogue.
The presidential aide said this in Kano on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, during an interview on Express Radio.
According to Punch, Shehu said “Despite the government’s demonstration of goodwill by bringing stakeholders to the roundtable, militant groups have continued to blow up national economic assets.”
He also called on elders in the Niger Delta to help put a stop to the violence and destruction in the oil rich region.
Shehu also said “We must keep national interest above all else and give priority to eschewing violence and destruction.”
Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have blown up another pipeline in Bayelsa State.
The group bombed the Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunk lines, jointly operated by Agip, Oando and Shell Petroleum Development Company.