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Govt shouldn’t hide Avengers’ negotiators — Emami

By Emma Amaize

FORMER Chairman of Delta Waterways Security Committee, DWSC, Warri and All Progressives Party, APC, chieftain in Delta State, Chief Ayiri Emami, yesterday, said that government should not keep the identity of negotiators of Niger Delta Avengers, NDA secret.

File: Militants
File: Militants

Speaking to Saturday Vanguard on phone, he said: “They blackmailed us, APC leaders in Delta and Bayelsa states that we are the ones sponsoring Avengers to blow up pipelines in the two states. They mentioned my name as the chief sponsor.”

“Now that they negotiate and acting as if they are not negotiating, they should let us know if it is APC leaders that they are negotiating with. We want to know those that are representing Avengers in the negotiation with government, “he said.

Emami added: “My question is who they are discussing with now, is it APC leaders because they said we are the Avengers.”

Niger Delta Avengers had, Wednesday, rejected dialogue with the Federal Government. It said on its twitter handle, “This is to inform the general public that we are not negotiating with any committee. If the federal government is discussing with any group, they are doing that on their own.”


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