The Ijaw Youth Council has criticised the Federal Government for saying that oil companies in the Niger Delta were spearheading talks with members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
President Muhammadu Buhari had during a farewell meeting with the outgoing Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Zinner, on Thursday said that the FG was holding talks with militants through oil companies.
But the IYC said in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr. Eric Omare, that such a statement by the President Muhammadu Buhari showed lack of seriousness by the present administration to end attacks on oil facilities in the region.
The group argued that what was happening in the region was beyond what oil companies and security authorities could handle without the direct involvement of the government.
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