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|Amnesty : Return Our Guns Within 21 Days Or…, Ex-militants Tell Ondo Govt by casmir66(m): 10:18am On Aug 23, 2018|
AKURE—FORMER militants in the riverine areas of Ondo State, yesterday, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Ondo State government to return their guns and ammunition collected under the guise of incorporating them in the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government last year. Militants during the submission of arms and ammunitions in Ondo
This was as no fewer than 61 ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region alleged diversion of their stipends by the amnesty office and calling on the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged fraud.
No fewer than 2,000 ex-militants were asked to surrender their arms and ammunition in Ondo State following the intervention of the state government which then promised that they would be incorporated into the Amnesty programme.
For reneging on the promise and alleged deceit by the state government since November last year, the former militants declared the riverine communities of the state a no-go area for the 2019 electioneering campaign.
Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved former militants in Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo State, General Ogailo Ibory said: “We are saying this because if at the end of the 21 days the government does not return our guns they deceived us to take, we will hold the entire riverine areas of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states to ransom.
“Especially for Ondo State, no one should come to the riverine areas for any electioneering campaign. We are prepared for the worst.” Ibory said: “We are issuing this statement because we are tired of the unfulfilled promises of the Ondo State Government that collected our guns since last year without any effort to make us benefit from the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government.
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