The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) yesterday convened an emergency meeting to address the rising tension in the region, particularly the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to commence “operation zero economy” and to ground oil related activities in Delta State. The meeting which was attended by leaders from the six states of the region and chaired by Ijaw national leader Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, pleaded with the Niger Delta Avengers not to carry out their threat but to give the leaders time to persuade the Federal Government to act on the 16 demands it submitted to the presidency in November 2016. The forum said the issue of restructuring was now a do or die affair saying that a mega rally will hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, in March 2018, for which a committee chaired by Prof. G.G. Darah and co-chaired by Amb. Godknows Igali was set up, to […]