Nigeria's minister for Delta oil hub says ready to meet with militants after ceasefire called off

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 06, 2017 8:18 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's minister for the Delta oil-producing region said on Monday the government was ready to meet with militants after a year-long ceasefire was called off last week by the Niger Delta Avengers, one of the most effective militant groups.

"If the Avengers wants to meet with us, we are ready to meet with them," Usani Uguru Usani said, speaking to reporters at the presidential villa in Abuja. "We are at all times ready to engage them and other groups and stakeholders."

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten)