FORMER militants, who had undergone the transformational training at Obubra Camp in Cross River State, have commended ‘General’ John Togo for his decision to surrender to the Federal Government.
‘General’ John Togo, who had gone back to creeks, was reported to have mandated his lawyer to seek peace with the Federal Government, weekend. While reacting to the move, former militants said they were happy with the development.
Speaking to Vanguard on the matter, a former militant, Frederick Ubula, from Edo State said, “I think it is a good move by John Togo. There was no need for another round of conflict, since amnesty has been granted and sealed.
The Federal Government has been carrying out its part of the bargain. We have been to the Obubra Camp in Cross River State for the transformational training and it has been quite well with us, so there was no need for another fight. I like what John Togo did by asking his lawyer to seek peace with the Federal Government. I commend him for that,” he added.
Also speaking to Vanguard, another former militant from Imo State, Amaechi Adibuo, said he was pleased with John Togo’s decision to surrender.
According to him, “I don’t know John Togo personally but I want to say that I appreciate his decision to surrender to the Federal Government.”
Amnesty has been granted us and we have undertaken some training. He didn’t need to go into the creeks again to fight. All he needed to do was to ask the Federal Government to ensure that it keeps to all its promises in connection with ex_militants not to go back to the creeks to fight.
All that the Federal government promised us is public knowledge. All we need do is to ask the Federal Government to expedite action on all the promises not to start fighting again. That is the way I see it,” he added.
It will be recalled that a week before John Togo indicated his desire to surrender, Chairman of Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), the organization responsible for the training of ex_militants in Obubra camp, Barr. Allen Oyema called on John Togo to surrender to the Federal Government.