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Ezeife advised Buhari to engage militants and other aggrieved people from the South-South and South-East in dialogue.

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that any attempt to crush Niger Delta militants may spell doom for Nigeria.

Speaking with Daily Sun, the ex-governor advised the president to engage militants and other aggrieved people from the South-South and South-East in dialogue.

Commenting on the recent the reawakening of the Niger Delta militants, Ezeife said: “Buhari might have conquered Boko Haram but, the Niger Delta may spell doom for the country if the language the president is using is crush them.”

Last week, the Nigerian army arrested several suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), who allegedly carried out attacks on oil pipelines in the region.
Edwin Clark

Clark was shocked by the new wave of attacks and destruction of critical oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.

Reacting to the development, Edwin Clark, the Ijaw leader and former information minister, has condemned the new wave of fresh attacks and destruction of critical oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.

He described the allegation that the NDA was formed by former president Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 presidential election as absolutely untrue.

“It is nonsensical to imagine that Jonathan, who conceded defeat and congratulated President Buhari, even before the final result was announced, would make such a plan,” he said.

Meanwhile, aggrieved Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region raised alarm over the renewed hostilities and called for the sack of Brigadier General Paul Boroh, the chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee.

The youths under the aegis of the Concerned Niger Delta Peace Advocate accused Boroh of incompetence and inability to organize a stop-gap measure against the rising cases of militant attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Delta and Bayelsa states.

According to the group, Boroh’s sack was necessary since he could not use his office to organise intelligence-gathering among ex-militants registered under amnesty to unveil the identity of those behind the NDA.
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