Boroh: Niger Delta militants withdraw four-week ultimatum

Niger Delta militants.
Niger Delta militants

The four-week ultimatum given by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), to the Federal Government to reinstate the sacked Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd) has been withdrawn.

The militants had threatened fresh attacks on oil installations in the country, should their ultimatum be ignored.

RNDA leader, ‘General’ Johnmark Ezon-Ebi, in a communiqué after a meeting at Bini River, Egbema Creek, Delta State, said the militants declared support for the Federal Government’s programme to deal with the underdevelopment challenges facing the region and urged other militants to act likewise.

The communiqué read: “The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), in coalition with nine militant groups, has withdrawn its four-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government to reinstate Boroh or face renewed attacks on oil facilities and installation across the Niger Delta region.

“With the withdrawal of our ultimatum, we pledge to support the new Presidential Amnesty Coordinator, Professor Charles Dokubo, and urge him to work hard to improve the fortunes of the programme, to fully address the challenges confronting it, as well as work with agitating militant groups in collaboration with well-meaning stakeholders such as Pan Niger Delta Peoples’ Congress (PNDPC).”