• How we secured ceasefire with Niger Delta Avengers, others – NDDCG

    How we secured ceasefire with Niger Delta Avengers, others – NDDCG

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Dialogue Contact Group, NDDCG, headed by King Alfred Diete-Spiff says it will consolidate on the achievements made from meetings held with stakeholders.

    A member of the group, Nkoyo Toyo, disclosed this at a press briefing at the end of its third working meeting in Port Harcourt.

    She said the meeting reviewed the general security challenges in the Niger Delta and afforded participants opportunity to make valuable contributions on strategies toward attaining sustainable peace and development in […]

  • Death of Tompolo’s father threatens ceasefire in Niger Delta

    Death of Tompolo’s father threatens ceasefire in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the death, last week of Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), is threatening the fragile peace in the Niger Delta, Reuters reported on Monday, saying militants were becoming restive over the circumstances of the death.

    The militants massed in the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), that had dealt heavy blows to oil and gas installations in the region, had entered into an unofficial ceasefire with the federal government, pending formal negotiations of their grievances […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: Why we announced ceasefire – Avengers explain

    Niger Delta crisis: Why we announced ceasefire – Avengers explain

    The Niger Delta Avengers has announced a conditional ceasefire and agreed to hold talks with the federal government following months of attacks on key oil and gas facilities that have hammered the economy.

    In a message posted on the Niger Delta Avengers’ (NDA) website late on Saturday, the group said it would “observe a cessation of hostilities,” so long as the country’s ruling party stops what it called harassment of innocent civilians.

    It said it would support efforts to negotiate with “the […]

  • N’Delta Avengers declares ceasfire, give conditions for talks with FG

    N’Delta Avengers declares ceasfire, give conditions for talks with FG

    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have pledged to lay down their weapons and resume talks with the federal government after months of attacks on the country’s oil and gas infrastructure that have crippled the economy.

    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have pledged to lay down their weapons and resume talks with the federal government after months of attacks on the country’s oil and gas infrastructure that have crippled the economy.

    The factionalised militant group also issued conditions under which it can enter […]

  • We never agreed ceasefire with FG – Niger Delta Avengers

    We never agreed ceasefire with FG – Niger Delta Avengers

    Separatist group, Niger Delta Avengers has dismissed reports that it has entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government.

    The group which has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta region was alleged to have reached an agreement with the Federal Government to lay down their arms.

    But the agitator which took to its twitter handle @NDAvengers on Tuesday said, “The NDA High Command never remember (sic) having any agreement on ceasefire with the Nigeria Government.”

  • FG agrees one-month ceasefire with Niger Delta militants

    FG agrees one-month ceasefire with Niger Delta militants

    According to reports, the Federal Government has agreed a one-month ceasefire with militants including the Niger Delta Avengers in the oil-producing region, a petroleum ministry official said on Tuesday.

    Reuters reported that militant groups including the Avengers, who have claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil and gas facilities in recent weeks, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    The militants said they want a greater share of Nigeria’s oil wealth to go to the impoverished Niger Delta region.

    Crude sales make up […]

  • FG and Niger Delta militants agree to 30-day ceasefire

    FG and Niger Delta militants agree to 30-day ceasefire

    The federal government and militant groups in the Niger Delta, including the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil and gas installations in recent months, have agreed to a 30-day truce to give President Muhammadu Buhari time to come up with a comprehensive plan for the oil-rich region, investigations have revealed.

    The “30 days of quiet” was said to have been agreed upon last week by a federal government team led by the […]