By Samuel Oyadongha
The Action Congress, AC, in Bayelsa State and a former militant leader, Eris Paul popularly known as Commander Ogunboss weekend condemned the alleged uproar at the Obubra camp for ex-militants purportedly caused by some infiltrators.
Acting Chairman of the AC, Comrade Ebikibina Miriki, though described the recent breach in security at the post-amnesty orientation camp as a sad commentary, he urged the youths to take advantage of the programme to improve their lots in life.
But ex-militant leader in Bayelsa, Comrade Eris Paul, said the incident should be blamed on the change of environment of the ex-militant youths, adding that the officers involved in the post-amnesty programme and the amnesty committee must endure the action as part of the peculiar challenges expected during the programme.
Ebikibina and Commander Ogunboss in their separate statements, weekend, in Yenagoa agreed that there is a need for the Federal Government to accept the challenge and for the ex-militant youths to desist from actions that would further cement the stereotype belief that the youths of the Niger Delta region cannot be involved in positive programme.
FG should address ex-militants’ claims, says AC
â€œThe Federal Government should show sincerity of purpose by addressing the claims of the ex-militants involved in the crisis at the post amnesty orientation camp with a view to resolving them and the ex-militants should not allow themselves to be used for selfish and individual interest.â€
Ex-militants should learn to adapt â€” Ogunboss
Commander Ogunboss said: â€œThe boys must learn to adapt themselves to every condition with their short stay in the camp. They must not expect only logic and reason to prevail alone but know that the post-amnesty camp is not a place of comfort.â€