Niger Delta Youths beg militants to stop bombing oil pipelines
The group’s president, Daniel Etaga Etaga made this appeal in his acceptance speech after his election as the new President of the group in Calabar, Cross River State.
He said, “It is quite unfortunate that our region has turned into the hub for Nigeria’s security agencies due to the recent attacks on oil facilities in the region.
“We humbly sue for a ceasefire, as development can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace, even as we engage on addressing the issues to bring lasting peace to our land. I believe our youths are panacea to peace, when issues are properly addressed for the overall development of the region.”
He said his election was a call to galvanize and serve the Niger Delta youths, adding that “We shall collaborate with relevant authorities on how the decaying infrastructure in the region can be improved upon.