Don’t declare Niger Delta Republic on Monday, Ijaw Elders begs militants to cease fire

Cease fire Ijaw elders urge militants

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark and some prominent leaders including traditional rulers of Ijaw Nation drawn from the seven Niger Delta states on Saturday met in Warri, Delta State, over the renewed militancy in the region.

The meeting also called on Ijaw militant groups to cease forthwith plans to declare Niger Delta Republic by Monday, noting that Ijaw Nation believed that through restructuring, the various crisis bedeviling the country could be resolved, including the Niger Delta problem.

A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and read by Pastor Power Ziakede Aginighan accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government of perceived plans to alienate Ijaw people from the scheme of things in the country.

It read, “The Elders and Leaders of thoughts of the Ijaw nation call for the immediate restructuring of the Nigerian nation along the lines of peaceful federalism, and noticed that this is the panacea for the sustainable development of Nigeria.

Sources: Premiumnews24.com, PunchNews

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Niger Delta Region,
       Niger Delta Militants

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