Governor Fayose reacts to bombings by Niger Delta Avengers

– Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state reacted to a
series of bombings by an armed group called ‘Niger
Delta Avengers’ (NDA)
– The governor warned that damage of oil facilities
would have a negative impact on Nigeria’s economy,
suggested a mild approach
– Recent reports, however, prove the Nigerian
authorities are likely to use force in the south-south
region as a mean of retaliation
Governor Fayose commented on the issue of incessant
bombings of oil facilities on Saturday, May 28.
The leader of Ekiti state urged the federal government to
use dialogue, not force, in order to solve the crisis in the
Niger Delta region.
Fayose expressed confidence that use of soft power will
lead to resolution of the problem.
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He further warned that damage suffered by the oil facilities
in Delta and Bayelsa would hamper the flow of revenue for
the Nigeria’s economy.
“The federal government should use dialogue to resolve the
Niger Delta issue and stem the tide of incessant bombing of
oil facilities that is impending the flow of revenue to the
nation’s coffers,” Fayose said.
In a similar vein, the Bayelsa state government did not rule
out the possibilities for dialogue, but insisted in strong
words that the bombings must end immediately.
It is unlikely that the government would be mild to ‘Niger
Delta Avengers’, a new group of armed militants who have
been especially active in the last three days, since May 26.
At about 2am on Saturday, May 28, dozens of soldiers
invaded Tompolo’s birthplace in Delta state, initiated mass
arrests while searching for ‘avengers’. The action is
connected to the latest bombing and new threats issued by
the NDA.
Sovereignty is on the list of militants’ demands, based on
information available on their Twitter handle:
The Niger Delta stakeholder’s meeting is an
insult to the people of Niger Delta. What we
need is a Sovereign State not pipeline
Contracts.
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