We’ll end Amnesty programme soon – FG


By Emmanuel Elebeke
BUJA—The Federal government says it is desirous to wind down  its Presidential Amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region.

The Special Adviser to the president on Niger Delta and Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd) revealed this in  Abuja  Wednesday, after  a meeting with stakeholders to analyse the success of the programme.

It will be recalled that the programme was established in 2009 by the late President Umaru Musa Yara’ dua and was meant to last for only three years.

Gen. Boroh said the Presidential Amnesty Programme has met its mandate of providing peace and stabilizing the Niger Delta security environment through its training and empowerment of ex-militants and is  now due for termination.

He explained that the 92 percent (21,805) of those schooling abroad and those undergoing various skill training…

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