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Good News: Niger Delta Avengers just did what everyone has been asking them to do in months

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Report just coming in informs that the Niger Delta Avengers militant group in a statement on Monday said that it had halted hostilities.

WuzupNaija recalls that the group has been carrying out series of attacks on oil and gas installations in Nigeria’s energy hub in the last few months.

In a statement on its website addressed to Nigeria’s president, the group said it expected “a genuine and positive attitude to restructuring and self-determination for every component unit of Nigeria”.

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The militants said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, titled, ‘The NDA is ready when Nigerian government is ready’ on Sunday that it was ready for negotiations with the Federal Government.

It, however, rejected the nomination of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; a former Abia State governor, Mr. Orji Kalu; and five others to negotiate on behalf of the group with the Federal Government.

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The spokesperson for the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, representing the eastern and central parts of the Niger Delta region, Mr. Inienimi Agiri, had on Saturday said Soyinka and others would speak with the government.

The NDA’s declaration came barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari called on militants unleashing violence on the Niger Delta to enter into dialogue with his government or risk being dealt with the same way the nation’s military dealt with members of the Boko Haram sect.

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