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Militants Rejects Dialogue, Blow Up Another Pipeline In Delta State



The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, on Wednesday said it is not interested in negotiations with the federal government.

Early on Wednesday, the militant group tweeted that any group that is negotiating with any committee formed by the government was doing so on its own.

The tweet also announced that the group has blown up oil well RMP 20 belonging to Chevron.

The affected oil facility is said to be between Opia and Dagbolo villages in Warri North, Delta State.

The recent attack is coming despite the two-week ceasefire declared by the federal government on Monday to create room for dialogue with the militants and leaders from the region.

Professor Yami Osinbajo, who is Nigeria’s acting President in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, had on Tuesday in Abuja, met with Governors of the Niger Delta states, Service Chiefs, Minister of Defence, Dan Ali, Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty, Paul Boro, among other stakeholders, and it was agreed that military operations in the state be halted pending the outcome of the negotiations.