Stop further attacks on oil facilities – Niger Delta leaders tell militants

A negotiation team consisting of leaders and traditional rulers of the six coastal communities in Niger Delta on Friday was set up to meet with the Federal Government over militancy issues in the Niger Delta.

This was contained in a communiqué issued after a one-day stakeholders’ meeting held at the PTI Conference Centre Effurun, Delta State.

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark signed the communiqué while it was read by Prof. G.G Darah.

The communiqué called on militants in the region to stop further attacks on oil facilities.

The communiqué read, “Any platform for talk and negotiation should be all-embracing, involving all the ethnic nationalities and interest groups in the region to holistically address the problems.

“The meeting also resolved to support the popular demand for the restructuring of the nation’s political system as recommended by the 2014 National Conference. The practice of equitable fiscal federalism is a precondition for sustainable peace and development of our country.”

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who was among the dignitaries at the stakeholders’ meeting said the attacks were not the proper way for the people to show their grievances.

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