The Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, a militant group in the Niger Delta, yesterday, joined the Niger Delta Avengers, to declare its plans to resume hostilities in the region
 
The group based its decision on alleged refusal of the Federal Government to dialogue with the Pan Niger Delta Forum.
 
This came as Deputy Governor of Delta State and Chairman, Delta State Advocacy Committee against Oil Facility Vandalism, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, said dialogue option towards resolving the Niger Delta crisis was still open.

In another development, hundreds of Christian clerics under the aiegis of Christian Association of Nigeria, have staged a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt demanding an end to the spate of killings in Southern Kaduna.
 
The Christian clerics during the protest to the government house, Port Harcourt called on president Muhammadu Buhari to rise and confront the monster of Islamic Jihadists.