Militants Announce A Ceasefire in Niger Delta

Militants Announce A Ceasefire in Niger Delta

All freedom fighting  militant groups in the Niger Delta announced a ceasefire and continued to embrace peace after seven months of hostile attacks on Nigerian oil and gas infrastructures, All Africa reported.

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) forces led the cessation of hostilities in a statement on its website which said that the group would support efforts to negotiate with the federal government of Nigeria, representatives from the home countries of all multinational oil corporations, and neutral international mediators, according to Press TV.

Yet, dominant militant groups in the southern Niger Delta region vowed to resume fighting if the current window for talks expires and the government fails to address their demands.

Production halts due to militant attacks have severely impacted Nigeria’s oil output, with disruptions reaching about 750,000b/d of crude oil.


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