The fear that militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta could revive after the re-election of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, can be addressed if the Federal Government sustains its engagement with agitators from the region, analysts have said. According to them, the ability of the government to open discussions with the agitators following threats of renewed violence by Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), if President Buhari is re-elected can help allay such fears. Buhari’s closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has strongly protested votes, raising fears of renewed violence in the region, which has been a hotbed for militants targeting the country’s oil infrastructure. Some analysts had feared protests by the opposition party may spark violence in Nigeria, notably in the oil producing Niger Delta region, which has not been a popular base for Buhari. NDA, the militant group that claimed most of the attacks on […]