Following the recent increase in the spate of militancy in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian government, on Monday, disclosed that it is considering opening discussion with the militants in the region.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The duo disclosed this while speaking at an interactive session with a coalition of civil societies in Lagos. They noted that the militant activities are sabotaging the Nigeria’s economy.
Mohammed said that the only alternative left for government is to dialogue with the militants.
Kachikwu, on his own part, said, “The military barrels cannot stop or solve problem of militancy in the Niger–Delta region. I will have to go back to my brothers, they are our brothers we will go and dialogue with them.”