Thursday, June 30, 2011

16,603 former militants pass out of rehabilitation camp

30 June 2011

No fewer than 16,603 repentant Niger Delta militants have so far received the mandatory transformational training on non-violence at the Federal Government's post-amnesty camp in Obubra, Cross River.

Frederick Anesah, the camp commandant, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Obubra on Wednesday.

At least 20,192 former militants, who were granted amnesty by the Federal Government, are expected to undergo demobilisation training at the camp.

Mr Anesah said that the batch 14 of the trainees, comprising 1,200 former militants from Rivers, had since June 23, been undergoing transformational training that would end on July 4.

He expressed the hope that the transformational programme would finish by the end of 2011.

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