Niger Delta peace moves suffers set back

The Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) has questioned President Buhari’s genuineness to restoring peace to Niger Delta.

The JRC used to be a mix of major militant groups in the oil-rich delta region.

The group alleged that the president prefers to dialogue with fake groups.

They said this was the major reason why the much trumped up peace move had always failed.

The statement was released in a letter that was signed by its spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte.

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According to Whyte, “We receive your message of a willingness to talk to agitating units within the Niger Delta struggle with good faith.

“However, we are burdened by the fact that in the past few months, or years of your tenure, certain agents within your administration have shown a preference to dialogue with conmen, conflict entrepreneurs, drivers of extortionist enterprises and wholesale blackmailers.

“It is for this reason that your pursuit of peace has failed.

“If you truly seek peace with the Niger Delta, then peace shall come.

“We do not speak for the Avengers.

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“We do not speak for MEND. MEND is dead.

“We are just a few people who speak for ourselves but you may come to see that our word may just be our bond.

“We do not need a roundtable. Sometimes, just two chairs are enough.

“Peace is possible even though negotiable.”