About three months ago, the Arewa Youths, issued a threat to the Igbos to leave the north before rescinding on their threat two weeks ago. After the Arewa Youths issued their threat, the Niger Delta Militants also followed suit by issuing a threat to Southerners and northerners to leave the South South Region of the Country.
However, the Niger Delta militants have formally withdrawn the quit notice handed down to northerners and Yoruba who reside in the region.
Rising from a meeting on Wednesday, the militants, in a U-turn, declared their support for the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), whose leadership they had earlier disowned, to lead the region in ongoing negotiations with the Federal Government.
The agitators also announced suspension of planned attacks on the oil installations in the region, while putting aside intention to declare a Republic of Niger Delta on October 1, 2017.
In a issued at the end of the meeting, a coalition of the agitators, led by General John Duku, said withdrawal of the quit notice, among other threats, was sequel to PANDEF’s intervention and Nigeria Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum (NENYLF), led by acting National Chairman, Imoh Okoko.