The apex body of the Ijaw nation, the Ijaw National Congress, INC, has declared that it can resolve cases of militancy in the region within 30 days if the Federal Government ceases hostilities in the area.
Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the National President of the congress, Chief Charles Harry said the area had lost enough youths owing to the use of military force in the Niger Delta.
“We ask for peace to return to the region; shooting and bombings can be resolved in 30 days.
““If the Federal Government is willing and sincere, we ask for 30 days. Peace can return to the Niger Delta in 24 hours if the right thing is done; if there is truth, faithfulness. Negotiations take time but armistice can be done in 24 hours,” Harry said.