Niger Delta – Nigeria's Oil-Rich Powder Keg

A lull in violence in the Niger Delta could soon come to an end, leaders and militants in the oil-rich region have warned. They say they no longer trust President Buhari’s administration to address their grievances

By Bello Muhammad

Leaders of the oil-rich Niger Delta have warned that the government’s delay in holding talks to address the challenges of the region makes them doubt the sincerity of its desire to solve the region’s problems.

At a recent meeting which brought together leaders under the platform Pan Niger Delta Forum, a body that represents the region in the peace talks with the federal government, participants urged Abuja to show concern over the growing impatience of Niger Delta residents at the long-term failure to find a lasting solution to the lingering crises.

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