MEND backs out of peace talks

MEND accused the Niger Delta leaders of hypocrisy, adding that they were silent under the “wasted” years of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Dimeji Akinloye
The Federal Government’s peace talks with the Niger Deltastakeholders has suffered a major setback. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has backed out of the process meant to resolve the crisis in the region.
MEND announced in a statement that it has withdrawn its representatives from the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), a coalition of elders and leaders of the oil rich region, which is interfacing with the Federal Government to achieve a lasting peace in the region.
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