The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy debunks claims by the federal government that it has commence talk with Niger Delta militants in order to address the restiveness in the area.
In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Mr. TONY IPRIYE URANTA on Monday, the group urged President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to do the ideal rather than negotiating with fake individuals.
The statement reads in parts:”We note, with dismay, the insistence by some spokesmen of the Federal Government of Nigeria that “Dialogue” is ongoing with the “real militants” of the Niger Delta. We hope the FGN is not being fooled by 419 scoundrels and impostors, because UNDEDSS can affirm that, whilst attempts are being robustly made to open negotiation channels, no “Dialogue” has truly commenced between the FGN and the Niger Delta Avengers”.
TONY IPRIYE URANTA said the Presidency is well aware of the conditions that these key players regard as prerequisite before any “Dialogue” could commence.