Friday, July 15, 2011

Nigeria: FG Sends 258 Ex-Militants Abroad

Daily Trust
11 July 2011

Lagos — Two hundred and fifty eight ex-militants at the weekend left the country for training abroad. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley, while addressing the ex-militants before their departure in Lagos, warned that difficult days are ahead for the amnesty programme.

He said the amnesty program may suffer some setbacks because many people in the country are angry over its implementation.

He told the Niger Delta youths to take the training seriously, saying it was a once in a life time opportunity. The 258 ex militants, who left the country for four different countries, are to be trained in maritime operation, crane operation and pipe line wielding.

The countries are the Philippines, South Africa, India and Poland. Our correspondent reports that this group is the largest to have been sent overseas for training at once.

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