Dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers not an option – Army
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 1, 2016
The Nigerian Army has said that dialogue with the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, whose operations in the oil rich region have cut down daily oil production output, is not yet an option. The Army, justifying its recent operations in Gbaramatu, Delta State, said the use of force is for now the only available option until leaders of the militant group are apprehended.
Brigadier-General J. Hamakim said this at the ‘State of the Nation Conference’, organized by the Nigerian Bar Association and held in Abuja on Tuesday. The army had been accused of failing to explore dialogue with the Niger Delta militants and resorting to use of force which could lead to a war situation in the region.