A coalition of Niger Delta agitators on Thursday withdrew its quit notice to northerners and Yoruba living in the region.
In a statement signed by 13 militant leaders on Thursday, the coalition said the decision to withdraw the quit notice was reached after consultations with some stakeholders in the region.
The militants also withdrew its threat to attack oil platforms in the region on September 10, 2017 if oil blocks/wells owned by northerners were not returned and left for the people of the region.
The statement was signed by John Duku of the Niger Delta Watchdogs and also Convener: Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators; Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers),Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors), and Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters).
Others are Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters), Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice), Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network), Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta Freedom Mandate) Abiye Tariah (Niger Delta Development Network), and Joshua Ebere (Renewed Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta).
Part of the statement read, “After series of meetings yesterday between the high command of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators led by General John Duku and the leadership of the Nigeria Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum led by the Acting National Chairman, Comrade Imoh Okoko, coupled with the intervention of Pan Niger Delta Forum, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, at yesterday’s meeting officially withdrew our quit notice issued to northerners and Yoruba living in Niger Delta region.”