Buhari Could ‘Hold Talks With Niger Delta Militants’ in London – IBTimes UK

President Muhammadu Buhari could hold peace talks with Niger Delta Militants in London, a report from IBTimes UK said.

Reports say the UK government could facilitate peace talks between both parties.

An IBTimes UK source confirmed the rumour and alleged former members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) were travelling to London to attend talks instead of NDA, upon invitation by the UK government.

Earlier in May, Mend’s commander Chief Government Ekpemupolo, or “Tompolo” as he is also known, publicly distanced himself from NDA, causing the anger of the newly established group.

The source also added talks could result in the extradition of pro-Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu – who is standing trial in Nigeria on six counts of treasonable felony charges – in exchange for a ceasefire. These claims aren’t verified however.

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, have been carrying out incessant attacks on oil installations in the country. President Buhari is in London on a “medical vacation” according to the Presidency.

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