Nigerian Navy to Deploy More Troops to Niger Delta Despite Ceasefire

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Two months after deploying more combat aircraft to the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Air Force says it is set to deploy more personnel to the troubled region.
The new deployments comes amidst a unilateral ceasefire by a major militant group in the region, the Niger Delta Avengers. The group, responsible for most of the attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region in the past year, two weeks ago expressed its willingness for conditional dialogue.
The announcement by the Air Force also came one week after President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to deal with the Avengers like the government is currently dealing militarily with the Boko Haram terror group in North-eastern Nigeria.
The new Air Force deployment was announced by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in a statement by the Air Force spokesperson, Ayodele Famuyiwa.
Mr. Famuyiwa said the new deployments were part of the resolve to combat militancy and other forms of internal security challenges in the region.

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