The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Niger Delta Avengers to embrace dialogue with the federal government.
Saraki stated this in his speech to mark the 1st year anniversary of the 8th Senate on Thursday, June 9.
He said: “I cannot end this address without a note on the on going security challenges we are beginning to witness in the Niger Delta area of our country.
“We urge the warring militants to embrace our democratic institutions and channel their grievances through appropriate quarters as we can ill afford further damage to the ecosystem of this all important region and any more disruptions in the system.
“In the same vein, we also encourage government to adopt dialogue and engagement as a more lasting option towards resolving this challenge.
“We also call on the leaders in the area to play their part and ensure through mediation that this menace is comprehensively quelled,” Saraki added.