Kachikwu paid a visit to Delta state on Thursday, June 16, where he was reported to have met with the militants at the state government house.
A copy of the communique of the meeting obtained by Sahara reports showed that the meeting had in attendance Governor Patrick Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, an Itsekiri militant leader, Ayirimi Emami, a representative of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Michael Johny and two persons representing the interest of the Niger Delta Avengers: Gbeneka Godspwoer and Dan Ekpebide.
In reaction, the Avengers took to its official Twitter handle to say whoever met with Kachikwu was not their representative.
“We want to say it’s a lie and anybody parading themselves as Niger Delta Avengers representatives are political jobbers,” the group said.
— Niger Delta Avengers (@NDAvengers) June 17, 2016