• Militant groups attack Clark’s PANDEF over comments

    Militant groups attack Clark’s PANDEF over comments

    Leader of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday came under severe criticism from three different militant groups in the region over his comment at the weekend where in described militants as criminals.

    The groups, the Reformed Egbesu Boys of the Niger Delta (REBND), the Niger Delta Sea Dogs (NDSD) and the Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC), which hitherto subscribed to the peace move being spearheaded by PANDEF, has denounced its support for the group.

    They have consequently aligned […]

  • Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    An Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged Niger Delta militants to give President Muhammadu Buhari a chance to fix the problems in the region.

    He stated that the current administration had shown sincerity of purpose towards resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta.

    Clark, who also doubles as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum which recently met with the President, alleged that some politicians within and outside the region were sponsoring militants to discredit the dialogue team led by […]

  • Niger Delta militants are criminals, says Clark

    Niger Delta militants are criminals, says Clark

    Foremost Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, yesterday described militant groups behind the recent dastardly attacks on oil and gas installations across the region as criminals and enemies of the Niger Delta people.

    Speaking in his capacity as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) at a news conference held at his Warri home, Clark noted the PANDEF would soon be taking a drastic decision on those various groups sabotaging its efforts especially after dialoguing with the […]

  • MEND and Clark condemn bombing of Shell’s Bonny pipeline

    MEND and Clark condemn bombing of Shell’s Bonny pipeline

    It was gathered that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday condemned in strong terms, the renewed hostilities by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

    The group at the weekend claimed responsibility for the bombing of Bonny pipeline in Rivers State.

    MEND also dissociated itself from the ‘holier than thou’ and arrogant attitude of the Pan-Niger Delta Group over the proposed Niger Delta Summit convened by the federal government.

    In a statement by its […]

  • Clark, Alaibe, Uranta, others oppose FG’s Summit on Niger Delta

    Clark, Alaibe, Uranta, others oppose FG’s Summit on Niger Delta

    Some prominent Niger Deltans have expressed their reservations about the Summit called by the Federal Government on the Niger Delta.

    The Summit is scheduled to hold on September 26 and 27 in Abuja.

    But the prominent Niger Deltas said inasmuch as the idea behind the Summit was good, it should not be without the input of the critical stakeholders who better understand the issues at stake.

    In a statement signed by Chief Edwin Clark, Timi Alaibe and Uranta Uranta among many others on […]

  • I was the one who insisted Ibori should be jailed – Clark

    I was the one who insisted Ibori should be jailed – Clark

    Elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, says he has been an ardent supporter of the anti-corruption crusade championed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    He declared that he gave similar supports to past administrations, including that of President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Clark was reacting to a publication in a national daily on Thursday in which he was criticised for failing to speak against corruption during the immediate past administration.

    He told newsmen in Warri, Delta State that contrary to the claims by the […]

  • Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Citing absence of proper investigation by the security agencies, foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday said it was premature to conclude that Niger Delta militants were responsible for the recent invasion of Lagos and Ogun states communities last week leaving many dead and injured.

    To douse the tension, Yoruba and Ijaw leaders are planning a summit for July 1 in Lagos.

    Speaking yesterday, Chief Clark confirmed the planned meeting, saying, “There would be a summit of the Ijaw and Yoruba leaders […]