FG Urges Avengers’ To Maintain N/Delta Peace

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Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, speaking during his visit to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (23/8/17). NAN

The Federal Government has called on the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and youths in the region to maintain the prevailing peace in the area.

The plea was made by the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd).

The NDA, had in a post on its website, threatened to launch a fresh attack on oil installations in the region.

Reacting, Boroh told NAN: “Irrespective of our political, ethnic and religious affiliations, we must not forget that we are one people with one destiny.

“This means, we cannot move a step further if we are not told how precious it is maintaining the peace of the region and that of the nation.

“We are under obligation to do all within our power to see that nothing divides us in spite of our different political affiliations.”

The presidential aide said he has been meeting with stakeholders from the region and also the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to strategise toward bringing lasting peace to the region, which he added should be everybody’s business.

According to him, maintaining the peace goes beyond speaking peace to upholding the values of the Niger Delta and patriotism which are key to the region’s stability.

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