BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT – THREE former militant commanders have expressed their resolve to surrender their weapons and embrace the Federal Government’s amnesty programme.
In a statement made available to Vanguard, the former militant warlords, said they were convinced by the determination of the Federal Government to tackle challenges that informed militancy in the region.
According to them, this conviction on the part of the government led to their decision to surrender their weapons and quit militancy.
‘Generals’ Don Ben of Gelegele camp, Endurance Yebu of Owei-Konte camp and Ken Beghin also appealed to John Togo and his group in Delta State to embrace peace so that the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan would make meaningful impact in the region.
They also called on the Special Adviser to the Federal Government on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, to set a date aside for them to surrender their weapons in the spirit of the amnesty.
Meantime, Ijaw youths, yesterday, observed Isaac Adaka Boro day in Port Harcourt with a peaceful march round some major streets in the state capital.
Some of those who spoke to Vanguard during the procession, expressed the hope that the administration of President Jonathan will address the challenges in the Niger Delta region.