Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Nigerian Government To Negotiate With Niger Delta Militants - Says Petroleum Minister

Daily Post newspaper reports that Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroluem, Dr Ibe Kachikwu is of the opinion that the Federal Government may resort to dialogue with the Niger Delta Militants in a bid to end the activities of militancy in the region.

Speaking in Lagos on Monday, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said using military might to fight militancy will not end the restiveness in the area.

Kachikwu said, “The military barrels cannot stop or solve problem of militancy in the Niger–Delta region. I will have to go back to my brothers, they are our brothers; we will go and dialogue with them.”