Militants threaten to plunge Nigeria into another recession unless demands are met


The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), in coalition with nine other militant groups, last night, said it was too early for Nigerians to celebrate the Federal Government’s claim that the nation had come out of recession, as militants would resume attacks that will further deepen the nation’s woes if urgent steps were not taken, Vanguard reports.

The militants, who restated their two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to open talks with the Pan Niger Delta People’s Congress (PNDPC), led by the former National Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil, Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON), His Majesty Charles Ayemi-Botu, gave conditions to sustain the ceasefire while talks are ongoing.

They also announced the lifting of the suspension placed on former Federal Commissioner for Information and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Chief Edwin Clark, “following pleas and persuasion from well-respected traditional rulers and stakeholders of the region.”