Tuesday 12 January 2016

Hundreds of ex-militants under the federal government phase II amnesty programme have raised the alarm over alleged sale of slots.

Former militants of the Niger Delta

They accused officials of the amnesty office of selling slots for educational training of ex-militants to influential Nigerians for N500, 000 per individual.
Vanguard reports that the ex-militants converged at Ughelli in Delta state.

Speaking on behalf of the ex-agitators, “General” Clinton Ebiama, the leader of Okurugbolu Amphibiou barrack, dismissed a report that they were used and paid by the federal government to perpetrate violence during gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.
Ebiama alleged that some staff in the office of the special assistant to the president on Niger Delta Affairs are selling the slots to persons who are not participants of the amnesty programme.

“This has been the case during the Kinsley Kuku era. Now these individuals are perpetuating the same act under the tenure of Gen. Paul Boroh (Retd).
“We are using this opportunity to sound a note of warning to President Muhammad Buhari to be watchful of what is happening in amnesty office because the good intentions of his administration are gradually being truncated by these individuals,” he said.
Meanwhile, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) has recetly stated that hundreds of former Niger Delta militants have been captured in the ongoing .
 Boroh, who is the special adviser to the president and coordinator of the amnesty programme, assured ex-militants said there are no plans to end the programme as speculated in some quarters.

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