Militants give conditions for peace

  • Sack Boroh now

  • Defreeze Tompolo’s accounts

  • Nigerian Maritime varsity must begin 2015/2016 session now

  • Immediate implementation of 2014 National Conference report or…

  • Immediate clean up of polluted N/Delta communities

  • Payment of compensation to affected communities, etc

Following moves by the federal government to dialogue with militant group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF, the latter has given conditions for cease fire, adding that its earlier threat to bomb identified places across the country was put on hold as a result of pleadings by government and some international agencies urging the group to negotiate with the Nigerian government.
A statement issued on behalf of the Joint Revolutionary Council, General AkotebeDarikoro, Commander, General Duties, weekend indicated that JNDLF saw genuine aspiration on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari who made several contacts with the group to see reasons with them in terms of under-development of the region.
However, the militants premised their acceptance on conditions which it considered central to their struggle.
According to the group, the following conditions among others must be met by the federal government:
. Immediate sack of special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd).
It demanded that Dr. Felix Tuodolo, who they said is an apostle of non-violence and has been in the struggle for the liberation of the region since 1980 and was equally the designer of the amnesty programme, be appointed as new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in place of Brigadier General Boroh. They added that Tuodolo’s appointment will stall further vandalisation of pipelines in the region.
. Federal government must direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to defreeze all the bank accounts of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, (Tompolo.) Of late, Tompolo has been pleading with militants to stop the bombings while calling on the federal …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot