May 26, 2016 / 4:11 PM / a year ago

Nigerian state committee says military move would not end Delta pipeline attacks

A woman holds sugarcane sticks along a road in the village of Gbarantoru near Yenagoa, in Nigeria's Delta region May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A military confrontation will not end a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in Nigeria’s Delta region, a state committee said on Thursday.

“There is a consensus that a military option/invasion would not help resolve the issue,” said the committee set up by Delta state in the southern region after meeting local communities.

“The ... committee cannot, in that circumstance, find a pathway that may lead to a permanent solution as commissioned.”

Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by David Goodman

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