Ex Militants Warn Buhari Against Scraping Amnesty Programme

The Niger Delta Salvation Group, Tuesday, advised President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, against scrapping any of the interventionist programmes as well as the amnesty scheme initiated by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

The national coordinator of the group, Victor Tamarapreye, gave this warning in response to the defeat of their kinsman, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last presidential election. Tamarapreye explained that members of the group, which is a new coalition of ex-agitators, had been watching events before, during and after the last general elections.

Tamarapreye said, “As for the ‘President-elect,’ we want him and his party, the APC to note that we are watching carefully their plans and mission for the Niger Delta.

“We want them to recall the recent history of the region when crises led to disruption of Nigeria’s oil production capacity and inevitably affected the income accrued to federal, state and local governments.

“That was because of decade-old marginalisation of the region and her people, who are the chicken that lays the golden eggs…”

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