Militancy: Avengers deny dialogue with FG


The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the insurgent group, which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil and gas assets in the oil-rich region in recent times, has denied agreeing to any dialogue talks with the federal government.

NDA was responding to queries from journalists over another report, which hit the airwaves earlier Wednesday credited to one Ballantyne Agiri, spokesman for the Dialogue Group, to the effect that the insurgent group was ready to dialogue with government.

However, in a response by the group’s spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, the Avengers denied both the report and its purveyor (Agiri), saying it had no plans to dialogue or enter into a meeting with government.

“That report is not from us. We are not in any form of dialogue agreement with anybody. It’s like the Government wants to dialogue with themselves.”

“Who is Mr. Ballantyne Agiri the claimed dialogue group spokesman? We don’t know you. And please stop fooling the general public.

“We are not ready for any negotiation or dialogue with the federal government,” the group claimed.

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