NDRC dissociates itself from ceasefire cancellation by another militant group

NDRC dissociates itself from ceasefire cancellation by another militant group

- The Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusader has dissociated itself from a revocation of a ceasefire by the another militant group

- The 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience revoked the ceasefire agreement agreement on Wednesday, August 1

- NDRC urges the group to have a re-think and not throw the region into unnecessary crisis

Following a revocation of the ceasefire reached by the 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, and the federal government on Wednesday, August 1, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) has dissociated itself from the group.

Vanguard reports that NDRC expressed their dissociation from the group in a statement by its spokesman, WO1 Izon-Ebi.

NAIJ.com notes that statement read: “You will recall that on August 1, a militant group named 21st Century Youths threatened to return to the creeks as the ceasefire agreement they had with federal government was over.

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“They claimed government had failed to keep its promises on all items and issues agreed upon during the ceasefire period which was signed seven month ago.

"Although they claimed to be acting in our region’s interest, we believe this group is misguided by disgruntled politicians, greed and impatience. We urge them to have a re-think and not throw our region into unnecessary crisis. We are not part of them.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, said on Monday, November 6, that the federal government was ready to meet with militants after a year-long ceasefire was called off by the Niger Delta Avengers.

Usani said: ''If the Avengers wants to meet with us, we are ready to meet with them. We are at all times ready to engage them and other groups and stakeholders.”

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