Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Niger Delta amnesty office rejects training of Boko Haram sect members

Afrique en Ligne
21 June 2011


Nigeria's Presidential Amnesty Office for the Niger Delta, which is coordinating the implementation of the amnesty programme for the former regional militants, has rejected calls for the integration of the Boko Haram sect into the amnesty programme of the federal government. Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Amnesty and the Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku, declared in Abuja Monday that the Amnesty Office would not accept members of the northern Islamic sect. Kuku said at the end of an orientation programme for 36 Niger Delta youths, being sent to Israel for training in Agriculture, that “the amnesty programme is a special programme for youths of Niger Delta, which had gone through the first and second phases. But there will not be a third phase.”

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