Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Video - Niger Delta Avengers claim they have halted hostilities, and are ready for talks
The Niger Delta Avengers say they've halted hostilities in southern Nigeria.The group's statement comes just over a week after militants announced that they were ready for a ceasefire and agreed to talks with the Nigerian government. The region -- which produces most of the oil that makes up 70% of government revenue -- has been hit by pipeline attacks since January. Output has dropped by 700,000 barrels a day to 1.56 M bpd. Nigeria's military has recently launched a fresh offensive against militants in the Delta to crack down on criminal activities.