Nigeriaâ€™s Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung on July 15 announced that he held talks with members of militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. He shared detailed information on the supposed meeting with the group, claiming he took a two-hour journey on the sea to Oporoza in Gbaramatu kingdom in Delta state, where he met with the leadership of the NDA who gave him a sealed hand-written letter to deliver to President Buhari.
The Avengers have however denied meeting with him in a new statement released, saying Solomon Dalung met with fraudsters. According to their spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, â€˜Niger Delta fraudstersâ€™ defrauded the Minister.
â€œNiger Delta Avengers canâ€™t stoop so low to send representatives to meet with a common Minister of youths that doesnâ€™t know his work. Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has been defrauded and played by Niger Delta Fraudsters. He didnâ€™t have any meeting with us (Niger Delta Avengers). Lets make this clear, any meeting with Niger Delta Avengers that the International communities are not part to witness, we (Niger Delta Avengers) will not be part of any such dialogue as wellâ€ â€“ the statement read.