Nigerian Militants Deny Talks To End Oil Attacks


Nigerian militants deny talks to end oil attacks

WARRI, Nigeria, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22th july, 2016) - Militant group the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Friday denied being in talks with Nigeria's government to end attacks on key oil facilities that have cut output and hammered revenue.

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday his administration was negotiating with the rebels through oil companies and security agencies.

But the NDA said on its website that the "truth is that we are not aware of any peace talks". "If there is any such peace talk, it means the president is talking to their mercenaries set to disturb the genuine struggle of the agitators," it added.

The rebels have previously scoffed at claims they are involved in back-channel discussions and accused the government of not being sincere.