Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No more amnesty programme, says Fed Govt

The Nation
21 June 2011

No more amnesty programme, says Fed Govt
The Federal Government may have foreclosed amnesty for regional or community agitators. It also announced that the door has been shut against the expansion of the on-going Niger Delta amnesty programme after admitting the second batch of 6, 166 ex-militants from the region.

Since its proclamation in October 2009 by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, 26, 358 youths have been registered for amnesty with 16,000 having gone through demobilisation at Obubra Camp in Cross River State and going through various skill acquisition programmes within and outside the country.

To drive home the import of the declaration, it affirmed yesterday that agitators pushing for Federal Government amnesty programme from any part of the country would not be accepted.

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