Ijaw Leader To Buhari: I Can End N/Delta Bombings In 30 Days

PMB-MilitantsAs the Federal Government continues to explore option of dialogue to resolve the issue of militancy, the President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Alatubo Charles Harry, has declared that he can bring an end to the spate of bombings of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region, within 30 days.

He, however, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to give him a moratorium of just 30 days with the right atmosphere.

Mr. Harry said he would achieve the feat by mobilizing Ijaw elders into the creeks and engage the militants to lay down their arms for the sake of the dwindling national economy.

The INC President, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, yesterday said that the congress would no longer folds its arms and watch any Ijaw or Niger Delta person killed in the ongoing “war of attrition”.

He said for the proposed dialogue with the militants to work effectively, there must be sincerity on the part of the federal government, adding that Nigeria cannot know peace until the country was restructured in line with true federalism.

“Nigeria is a product of coercion. We were forced to be together. For a genuine dialogue to take place between the government and the militants there must be an internal mediation. Then grant us 30 days of moratorium, we will end the bombing in the Niger Delta”, he said.