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Militant group wants all-inclusive peace process


Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta

Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta

• Bayelsa hails task force for arresting soldiers’ killers

A militant group, the Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta (UWND), has urged the Federal Government to promote a dialogue that will include all ethnic nationalities in the South-South region.

Its spokesman, Sibiri Taiowoh in an online statement yesterday said government would through this be able to reach genuine stakeholders to achieve an all-inclusive peace.

Taiowoh however, urged the Federal Government to be wary of people using the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to seek political relevance. It said it could also be a ploy to free Henry and Charles Okah, who it suspects are dishing out commands from their prison cells.

Taiowoh said MEND’s statements are diversionary and a divide-and-rule scheme.

Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Ahmed Lawan, said the Nigerian Armed Forces would defeat Niger Delta militants just as they have significantly degraded the Boko Haram insurgency. He added that activities of insurgents and militants like the Avengers undermine democracy and sabotage the economy.

Lawan, who spoke yesterday at the 56th conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recalled that before the present administration, a vast territory of the country in the North East had been taken over by insurgents.

“However, with determination and motivation, the military has retaken all territories once captured by Boko Haram insurgents.

Lawan expressed optimism that the military replicate similar feat in defeating Niger Delta militants.

He promised that the military and the National Assembly would continue to collaborate to ensure that peace reigns in all parts of the country.

In Bayelsa, the state government commended men of the Operation Delta Save and the state security task force for apprehending those who killed four soldiers at a checkpoint in Nembe.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite said barely two weeks after Governor Seriake Dickson inaugurated the ‎ Bayelsa Waterways Security Taskforce, it achieved major milestone.

The taskforce, headed by a former militant leader in the Niger Delta,‎ Africanus Ukparasia, otherwise called General Africa was given the mandate to work closely with and complement the efforts of security agencies to rid the state of criminal elements.

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    Buhari doesn’t know that Silva and Amaechi are his real problem. Their boys kill military officers to raise the level of confrontation in Niger Delta because they are losers and will never be on ground. The pipelines are in our backyards and farms, we don’t need to fly bullets to degrade them. Just agree to the quest to the popular demand of restructuring Nigeria. It is as simple as that. To that military fool claiming the capacity of defeating Niger Delta youths, he failed to understand that there won’t be a single pipeline in Sambisa today if they existed before. He is too mentally weak to understand that the last oil worker in the field will disappear from site as soon as the first bomb drops from the sky. Who then wins in that circumstance?