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Niger Delta: NDYP enjoin FG not to dialogue with NDA alone

The national coordinator of Niger Delta Youth Parliament (NDYP), Imoh Okoko, has expressed concern as regards the proposed dialogue between the federal government and the militants.

Okoko while addressing newsmen in Uyo, urge the federal government not to dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) alone.

He  added that if the negotiation is only between the federal government and the NDA, other groups within the Niger Delta region will carry arms against the government.

Okoko said: “Oil companies operating in the region have abused the process of amnesty, which I believe is what led to the regrouping of the current militant group in the Niger Delta.

“Imagine the oil companies employing Lebanese as labour because they felt the federal government has given the Niger Delta militants amnesty.”

He further urged the federal government to look into the underlying issues and address them while consulting with the major stakeholders and interest groups across the Niger Delta states as a way of ending the issue of militancy in the Niger Delta once and for all.

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