We Are Ready For Dialogue -- Niger Delta Militants Tells Buhari

The peace we have been expecting is at a corner

Niger Delta militants on Tuesday expressed their readiness to engage the Federal Government in dialogue to ensure that peace reigned in the oil-rich region.

The militants said the decision to embrace dialogue was reached after a meeting held on Tuesday under the auspices of the Coalition of Niger Delta Groups.

The militants, who made their position known in a statement, said they had no personal grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari and are ready to work together with his administration to make Nigeria better.

Recalled that President Buhari had on Sunday called on the militants to come forward for dialogue over the Niger Delta crisis.

“We wish to assure Mr. President that the Niger Delta militants and the people are 100 percent ready for dialogue. We have no personal grudge against him and his government and we promise to work together to make Nigeria better,” the agitators said.

The militants commended President Buhari for calling on the Niger Delta militants to negotiate with the Federal Government.

The leader of the Niger Delta Watchdogs, General John Duku; General Ekpo Ekpo of the Niger Delta Volunteers, Commander Henry Okon Etete of the Niger Delta Peoples Fighters and Commander Asukwo Henshaw, the spokesperson for the Bakassi Freedom Fighters who signed the statement, agreed to embrace peace.

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