Thursday, September 22, 2011

Amnesty Window is Closed, Says Sylva

This Day
22 Sep 2011

Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, Wednesday  restated that there would be no new in-takes into the amnesty programme of the Federal Government for ex-militants in the Niger Delta region.

Sylva made the statement when he received a delegation of the Presidential Committee on Amnesty, led by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, in his office yesterday.

The governor also warned the youths who blocked the East-west road recently that “enough is enough” while making it clear that government would no longer tolerate such behaviour, as anyone caught would be treated as a criminal.

Sylva expressed his support for the refusal of the Presidential Committee on the Implemen-tation of the Amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta to succumb to the demands of protesting “Third Phase” ex-militant groups.

He said such people should be tagged criminals because their demands did not conform to the presidential proclamation signed by the former President, Musa Yar’Adua.

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