The Niger Delta Avengers had claimed responsibilities for series of attacks on oil facilities across the region in recent times. Buhari had said on Thursday at a farewell audience with the outgoing Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Zinner, that the government was holding talks with militants through oil companies.
But a statement by the spokesperson for the Niger Delta Avengers, Mudoch Agbinibo, dismissed the President’s claim. The statement said they (avengers) were not aware of any ongoing peace talks.
It reiterated that for the group to hold any peace talks with the Federal Government, it will entail the involvement of the international community.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a report that the President is in touch with Niger Delta agitators, including the Niger Delta Avengers, but the truth is that we are not aware of any peace talk.