Sources at the Petroleum Ministry say the federal government has agreed to a one-month ceasefire with militant groups on in the Niger Delta.
The deal is reported to include the Niger Delta Avengers, a group which has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks.
The source added that it was very difficult getting the Niger Delta Avengers to the negotiating table but it was eventually done through a proxy channel and a truce was achieved.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had led a government delegation to different camps in Bayelsa and Delta states, including visiting the temporary site of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State.
This was all in a bid to reach out to representatives of the militant groups to get them to stop the attacks on oil and gas facilities.