9 November 2017

Nigeria: Amnesty - Akeredolu Give Ex-Militants 21 Days to Hand Over Arms

Akure — Ondo State governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to ex-militants in Ondo state to hand over their arms.

Speaking in Akure during the proclamation of amnesty for the armed youths in the Niger Delta area of the state by the Federal Government, the governor challenged stakeholders at the event; especially those who had decided to drop their arms, to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the APC led government.

He said the country cannot afford any major crisis in the Niger Delta at this period, hence the reason why the government is now focusing on the people who have suffered neglect for a long time.

Akeredolu: "We recognise the state of despair which defines the circumstances under which our people exist. We believe, beyond rhetoric, that sustained plans of development are required to ameliorate the parlous living condition of our People."

The governor gave the beneficiaries of the amnesty 21 days to hand over their arms.

He assured them that they would not be harassed or arrested by security agencies while laying down the arms.

Akeredolu added that five submission points had been designated by the government for the purpose of collecting the arms.

He listed the points to include Ajakpa, Igbokoda, Ugbonla, Igbekebo and Arogbo.

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