Insecurity: Niger Delta summit holds January

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Calabar

The Niger Delta regional summit organized by the Cross River State Government, in collaboration with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to address security challenges in the region, has been postponed to January, 2013.

The summit, according to the Security Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke, Mr. Rekpene Bassey, was conceived to address a number of key security challenges in the region especially the challenges of illegal bunkering, piracy, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Bassey, in a statement,  recalled that the Niger Delta, rich in hydrocarbons from which the nation draws its major revenue, had been afflicted by several security issues.

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