Top militant leaders, who have been causing havoc in the Niger Delta and major oil depots in the South-West, have given conditions under which they would stop the renewed bombing of oil installations and embrace peace.
They said they would only drop their arms when the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, meets and negotiates with them. The condition was given after a secret meeting involving militant leaders from the Niger Delta and their counterparts in Alepo, Agric, Epe, Ikorodu, Itoki and Igbokoda areas of Lagos. .
One of the top leaders, who gave his name as General Levi, stated that they would not want to back down until the Petroleum Minister meets them and secures amnesty for their members to avoid being persecuted by security agencies.
The militant leaders also said after meeting with the minister, they would thereafter take over the responsibility of tracking and exposing those bent on causing further destruction to all facilities and meting our appropriate punishment to them.
They said they had been pleading for amnesty since the days of GEJ but nobody took them into consideration and are now ready to work with the new administration to bring about an end to oil bunkering and pipeline vandalization in the Niger Delta region and the South-West.