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Over 200 Militants Surrender their Arms in Imo State

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Imo Militants Surrender ArmsSome militants in Imo State, on Tuesday surrendered their arms and vowed never to go back to the creeks, Vanguard reports.

The disarmament ceremony which took place at the government House, Owerri, was witnessed by the various security agencies including the Army and Police.

The Imo state governor,  Rochas Okorocha accepted over 200 of the former militants from  the oil rich communities of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area.

The governor said that his government will continue to interact with the militants as well as look into some areas of their welfare.

“I am here to rescue my children so that there will be no shooting by the Police and Army. I am here also to receive your message and deliver them to the Federal Government. I am speaking to you as a father of the land and assure you of proper reintegration into the society,” he said.

He also extended the submission of arms by the militants till next week Thursday.

Some of the militant’s leaders who were present at the disarmament ceremony include; Banga, Bobby Uzoma (commander general), Modestus Gift (No mercy).

They called on the government to ‘compel’ the oil companies in their communities to begin implementation of developmental programmes to improve their living standard.

According to Bobby Uzoma, “we have been abandoned since 2011 we submitted our arms since 2011 and because the government neglected us we went back to creek. We are also pleading that the oil companies in our area should begin empowerment of our people.”

See photos below:
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Photo Credits: Vanguard | Facebook/Senjohn Ferdinand Obinnaya

5 Comments

  1. Oh pls

    September 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Super story. APC must think all Nigerians are dull like them.

  2. The Art of.

    September 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Perhaps not very wise. Maybe they should wait until boko haram and the fulani herdsmen/terrorist have submitted all theirs before doing so. Whilst their are armed northern militias, by whatever name, there should be armed southern militias.

  3. Ekene

    September 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Totally stage managed. Submitting hunters guns

  4. Gilbert ojilere

    September 15, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This guy called Okorocha thinks he is the most cleaver one in IMO state, how could he ask his men to go to all the villages and collect all the damaged dubblebarels for him to take photos claim to be doing what. This is worst human being I have ever seen.

  5. Jombo

    September 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Eh! Eh! Abi What is this now ???’ They want go catch bush meat with that kind weapon!

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