Militant Group Ends Ceasefire With Nigerian Government

ICC Note

A militant group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers, have ended a cease fire that has lasted all this year so far. They are saying that the government is not dealing with them fairly. This group is known to have caused attacks and chaos in Southern Nigeria in 2016. This is a bad thing for all Nigerians as they continue to fight battles with Boko Haram, Fulani militias, and general dissent from many groups. We hope that this doesn’t add to the strife and chaos affecting Nigeria today.

 

2017-11-04 Nigeria (Premium Times) The Niger Delta Avengers, a group of militants that struck oil installations in Niger Delta region last year, has announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Nigerian government.

In a statement posted on its website Friday afternoon, the group said it would resume hostilities any day from now, saying the Buhari administration has not been sincere with its peace talks and promises for the Niger Delta.

The group also condemned a former top militant in the region, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, saying he had failed to live up to his leadership roles for those who seek absolute “emancipation” for the region.

The statement was signed by the group’s spokesperson, named Mudoch Agbinibo, who also announced a string of successful attacks on oil and gas facilities that sent major international oil firms like Shell and Chevron deferring activities last year.

The group also named the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, as one of Nigerian government’s loyalists sabotaging its cause.

 

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