The Militant groups wrecking havoc on oil installations in the Niger Delta region are confused and disorganized, according to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) .
Mohammed Garba-Deen, spokesman of the corporation is quoted to said this while responding to inquiries on federal government’s negotiation with the militants.
The inability of the various groups to abide by reached agreements according to Garba-Deen, has triggered serious concern in the ministry of petroleum, making government to be cautious.
“There is no confusion on the part of the federal ministry of petroleum resources. If anybody is confused, it is the militants that are confused because they are disorganized,” he was quoted to have said.
“They have refused to organise themselves into one, instead they have NDA, MEND and many others.
“So under this circumstance, the petroleum ministry is taking its time so that it does not negotiate with the wrong people. And that is not confusion. That is caution. The situation is causing concern and not confusion on our side, because we will like a situation where a credible and authentic group emerges.
“And whichever group emerges, it should have all the backing of those making agitations in the Niger Delta. So, it is therefore important to state that we are not confused but cautious, because from all indications, the confusion is on the part of the militants from the region.”