Over 400 Militants in Ondo Plan to Surrender Arms

No fewer than 400 members of a militant group in Ondo State, the United Sea Wolf Avengers, Monday, renounced membership of the group.
They said plans are underway to surrender their arms to the Federal Government.
This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its leader, “General” Deji Ehinmowo and General Secretary “General” Akinfemi Raymond.
The Ondo State government, on October 23, announced that the Federal Government would, on November 9, incorporate ex-militants in the state willing to surrender their arms, into the Amnesty Programme.
The group said its over 400 members from five camps would use the second phase of the Amnesty Programme to surrender their arms.
The statement said: “We want to appeal to the Armed Forces and other security agents not to compromise standard in the coming Amnesty programme, scheduled for November 9 in Ondo State.
“During the first phase of the Amnesty in 2009, ‘General’ Deji Ehinmowo, leader of United Sea Wolf Avengers, was served a letter, dated July 16, 2009 by the Federal Government on the need for his camp to embrace Amnesty.
“He then insisted that using Amnesty proclamation as an avenue to purchase arms for political thugs would not be accepted.
“We are ready and prepared to cooperate with the Federal Government to ensure that the programme achieves its desired results.
“Four hundred militants from five camps under us have dissociated themselves from the planned vandalism of pipeline in Niger Delta.
“We are ready to dialogue with the Federal Government now.”

Author: News Editor

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