Militants suspend further attacks in Niger Delta

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Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), and a coalition of nine militant groups, on Monday, temporarily suspended their threat to restart attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region, Vanguard reports.

Leader of RNDA, self-styled “Major General” Johnmark Ezonbi, in a statement, said: “RNDA and a coalition of nine militants have temporarily suspended the two weeks ultimatum given to the Federal Government to resume fresh attacks on oil installations and facilities in the Niger Delta if they continued to discuss with the disbanded Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.”

“This resolution to withdraw our ultimatum followed the pleas from well-meaning Niger Deltans not to resume fresh attacks on oil facilities because it will further put the region in a bad spotlight.”

“We also considered the verbal release of N2 billion by the Federal Government as stated by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in Akure for the take off of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, which had been delayed for some political reasons. “But if nothing tangible is done for the smooth take off of the institution in October, then we will act appropriately.”