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Amnesty:INYC president talks tough

By Daniel Gumm
WARRI — COMMUNITY leaders and individuals of Itsekiri stock, who may be in possession of any unlicensed weapon have been warned against keeping such weapons beyond October  4, 2009, or be prepared to bear the consequences of unguided obduracy by not espousing and taking advantage of the window of opportunities provided by President Umaru Yar’ Adua.

Mr. David Tonwe, the National President of Itsekiri National Youths Council (INYC), handed down this warning while taking stock of the success which the youth body has so far recorded since it decided to mop up illegal arms in possession of some Itsekiri communities.

Receiving reports from those dispatched to the different Itsekiri communities in both Delta and Edo states for the execution of the task, Mr. Tonwe expressed satisfaction with the level of success his group hadso far recorded in their venture.

He said that the youth body was constrained to shift the initial deadline for submission of illegal arms to INYC from September 28 to October 3, given the problem of accessing the different communities in the riverine areas.

He appealed to the Federal Government to beef up security in Itsekirland because of the fear that has now gripped the affected communities, appealing to the Federal Government to immediately embark on the construction of Koko-Ogheye and Omadino-Ugborodo (Escravos) roads.


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