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The Presidential Amnesty Office, on Wednesday, said it has empowered 21,805 ex-militants out of the 30,000 granted amnesty by the Federal Government in 2009.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), office, says it will collaborate with Achiever’s Farm, Igbogene, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, to empower 100 ex-militants in agriculture.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Office, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, says the beneficiaries of the offshore programme abroad have been paid their school fees, upkeeps and other allowances.
Ex-Niger Delta militants under the Amnesty Phase II today have threatened to go back to the creeks to cause colossal damages to the Nigerian Economy if the Presidential Amnesty Office fails to correct, reactivate their bank accounts as well as pay them their entitlements including stipends.
A former militant leader, General Reuben Wilson, has described as ‘wicked blackmail’ and ‘misplaced facts’ claims by some sympathisers and relations of detained suspected bomber in the October 1, 2012 car bomb attack, Edmund Ebiware, that he (Wilson) was involved in his travail and detention by the Federal Government.
The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh has urged states in the Niger Delta region to come with up youth inclusiveness programme.
Niger Delta militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) have stated that arrangements have reached an advance stage with other agitators to declare a Sovereign Republic of Niger Delta (SRND) on October 1, 2017.
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