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Niger Delta Republic Army takes over kaiama community in Bayelsa

However, the spokesman of the Adaka Boro Avengers said the plan to declare a Niger Delta Republic still stands.

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REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play Nigerian army soldiers stand guard in Abuja June 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

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The Nigerian Army has stormed Kaiama community in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following an announcement by the Adaka Boro Avengers to declare a sovereign Niger Delta Republic.

In July 2016, the militant group called on indigenes of the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria to return home to witness the declaration.

According to Punch, the presence of the military in the community caused the militants to abort declaration.

However, the spokesman of the Adaka Boro Avengers said the plan to declare a Niger Delta Republic still stands.

The militant group also said it decided to suspend its planned declaration because of pleas from prominent Ijaw indigenes.

The oil-rich Niger Delta has been a volatile zone, following the emergence of various militant groups, and the bombing of pipelines.

The Federal Government is reportedly holding talks with representatives of the militant groups in the region.

According to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), the government has reached a compromise for peace to be restored in the Niger Delta.

MEND claims the Federal Government has accepted to release Henry and Charles Okah, the two brothers that were jailed for allegedly masterminding the Independence Day bombing on October 2010.

READ: FG to release Okah brothers, Nnamdi Kanu

There are also reports that the government might release the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, if he drops his call for a Biafra nation.

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