Vanguard (Lagos)

15 February 2013

Nigeria: Ex-Militants Kick Against Amnesty Phase 3

Ughelli — URHOBO Ex-militants Group, yesterday, kicked against the ongoing documentation process for the third phase of the amnesty programme, describing it as fraudulent and capable of triggering fresh violence in the Niger Delta region.

It said the implementation process for the third phase of the programme was a departure from assurances by Chairman of the Amnesty Committee, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, that he would use the United Nations' Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, DDR, standard code for the documentation of the third phase.

Addressing newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, National Chairman of the group, Mr. Wise Onobruchere, said unlike the first and second phases of the amnesty programme, where one gun represented two slots of beneficiaries, five guns were being used to represent a single slot in the third phase.

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