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Buhari must get involved in Niger Delta talks-IYC


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari needs to “stop deceiving” people about any talks with militants in the Niger Delta and get personally involved, the Ijaw youth Council ()IYC) said on Friday.

On Thursday, Buhari’s office said the government was talking to militants via security agencies and oil firms to halt a wave of attacks on oil facilities.

“Only a sincere and holistic dialogue with the people of the Niger Delta region … can bring permanent peace,” the youth council of the Ijaw group said in a statement.

“This can only happen when President Buhari as the political leader of Nigeria comes down to the negotiation table.”