Youth against selling out, confrontation in Delta dialogue

Niger Delta Youth CoalitionEMEKA OKONKWO

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC) has dissuaded President Muhammadu Buhari against threatening militants in the Niger Delta with the deployment of the army.

The organisation instead called for a multi-sectoral solution to the crisis bedeviling the region as militants continue their campaign against  oil companies.

NDYC highlighted the importance of traditional leaders in finding lasting  solutions.

National Coordinator of the NDYC, Emmanuel Ogba, said it was necessary for  the Buhari led administration to apply wisdom in the handling of the  current situation instead of warnings and threats to redeploy soldiers in  the north-east to quash the activities of the militant agitators in the  Niger Delta.

He meanwhile appealed to local traditional leaders to put the interests first when they meet Buhari as part of efforts to address the militancy in the region.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ogba said the call had become  necessary in view of the tension and high expectations of the people, coupled with the dwindling economic situation in the country.

Buhari is scheduled to meet with stakeholders in the region to map strategies to thwart the instability in the Niger Delta.

Ogba meanwhile advised the various militant groups to embrace peace pending the outcome of the expected meeting between Buhari and the Niger Delta stakeholders.

CAJ News

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