A coalition of militant groups in Niger Delta, the Joint Revolutionary Council, has threatened to resume hostilities, if the Federal Government fails to address the problems in the region. JRC spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte, said it was regrettable that the Presidential Amnesty Programme has been under siege in the last three years. Whyte said: “There is nothing good to show in the region, in spite of the increase in price of oil, and the relative peace that we have guaranteed in the Niger Delta. She said the relative peace had enabled the Nigerian state to meet its obligations in crude oil production. “Poverty has been on the rise in the Niger Delta. Environmental degradation has become the order of the day, even as young people have resorted to illegal ways of fractionating crude oil to cater for their families,” the group said. The coalition warned that emotions are on the […]