Image courtesy of the Niger Delta Avengers.

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have refuted media reports that a ceasefire deal with the Nigerian government has been reached.

The militant group said in a social media post that it has not agreed to a ceasefire deal.

“The NDA High Command never remember having any agreement on ceasefire with the Nigeria Government,” the group said.

The group’s latest denial came less than a week after the group issued a statement reaffirming its opposition to ceasefire dialogues.

“We once again, restate that we are not going to be part of any dialogue and peace that will achieve only “The peace of our time” what the NDA want is Peace with honour which will enter the genuine framework in setting up the short , medium and long term action plan to the restoration of the essence of quality human life in the Niger Delta,” the NDA said in a statement.

The NDA has claimed responsibility for several attacks against oil and gas infrastructure in the Niger Delta region.

In a statement released earlier this month, the group reaffirmed its commitment to “attack the interest” of energy firms operating in the Niger Delta.

The militant group said in the statement that it wants the Nigerian federal government and energy companies operating in the country to bring independent mediators to proposed ceasefire talks.

The most recent wave of assaults began in early May when the militant group attacked Chevron’s Okan offshore facility.

The NDA has also claimed responsibility for several explosives attacks against Chevron wells in the region and attacks against major Shell Petroleum Development Company and Eni pipelines.

Earlier this month, the NDA took responsibility for an attack against the Shell operated the Forcados 48″ exportline as work was being conducted to repair damage caused by a Feburary attack.

The group has said the attacks are aimed at winning Niger Delta residents a larger share of oil revenues.

The supply disruptions in Nigeria dragged total OPEC production down by about 110,000 bpd in May, according to the International Energy Agency.


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