The talks produced no immediate breakthrough to the crisis that threatens the mainstay of the Nigerian economy as well as critical national elections beginning next weekend.
Leaders from the Ijaw, Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups left the meeting saying the talks were inconclusive.
The committee will be headed by Defense Minister Theophilus Danjuma, a retired army chief and key ally of the president. He attended talks along with all military service chiefs and the head of the national police. The committee will start work immediately. Obasanjo said peace in the delta "will require an element of give-and-take. It will also require statesmanship, courage and patriotism."
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