Following unceasing deliberate economic sabotage being perpetrated by members of the Niger Delta Avengers, a traditional ruler in Delta State has called on the militant group as well as the Federal Government to swiftly embrace dialogue to avert disaster in the Niger Delta.
Paramount ruler of Seimbiri kingdom, HRM Pere Charles Ayemi-Botu, warned that unless urgent steps were taken by the Federal Government, the prevailing crisis in the Niger Delta could throw the country into untold hardship.
The royal father, who made the observation on Sunday, in Warri, noted that there is uneasy calm and looming disaster of possible monumental dimension in the region.
The former National Chairman of Traditional Rulers of the nine Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007, advocated that both the Federal Government, the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups should, as a matter of urgency, embrace peace without further delay.
He said they should resort to dialogue in order to save Nigeria and Nigerians from avoidable crisis and unnecessary embarrassment that could make Nigerians objects of redicule in international community.
He said the situation, if left unresolved, could also create an avenue for the developed world to market their weapons of mass destruction.
He further noted that the U.S. government is ready to collaborate with the Federal Government to find a peaceful resolution of the Niger Delta impasse.
The monarch pleaded with Buhari to come up with the committee he had promised to inaugurate to drive the peace process.