Below are the list of governors affected;
Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta),
Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa),
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu),
Dave Umahi (Ebonyi),
Willie Obiano (Anambra),
Rochas Okorocha (Imo)
and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia state).
Contrary to the ultimatum issued to the affected state governors, the militants dismissed the peace team set up by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to negotiate with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta people.
However, in a surprise move, yesterday, the group which has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks on oil and gas installations across the Niger Delta, and frowned at several calls for talks, said it was ready to engage the Nigerian government in dialogue.
NDA, in a statement signed by the its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, said it was ready to negotiate with the government if there are good grounds for such deliberation. The statement which was posted on the Avengers’ Website yesterday, reads in part: “The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is using this medium to restate that there are no new items to put on the table for dialogue, we only want a genuine attitude and conducive atmosphere that will make us commit to any proposed dialogue and last peace talk.”