By Ibidapo Balogun
The Niger Delta Avengers, which has been bombing oil installations in the Niger Delta, has now expressed its readiness for peace and to engage the Federal Government in dialogue.
Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil installations and facilities which has brought Nigeria’s crude production to its lowest 1 million barrels per day as opposed to 2.2 million barrels per day the country was doing last year.
The militants in a statement posted on its website said international mediators and representatives of multi-national oil companies operating in Nigeria should be involved in the talks.
The group also demanded the inclusion of former Federal Commissioner for Information during the military regime and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, as among the negotiators.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, had hinted that international negotiators may be coming to the country to negotiate between the Federal Government and Niger Delta militants
Clark and some Niger Delta leaders have been appealing to the new militants to give peace a chance and allow the government room to develop the area..