The Presidential Amnesty Programme for repentant militants in the Niger Delta which was initiated by the late President Umar usa Yar’Adua to restore peace in the region and guarantee uninterrupted crude oil supply, will soon come to and end as it is set to expire in 2015.
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta who is also co-ordinator of the programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, disclosed that it would officially terminate in 2015. He, however, disclosed that some elements had been finding ways to abuse the programme, even when it had since been declared close in 2009.
Kuku alleged that some members of the military Joint Task Force were in league with some of such individuals, claiming they were militants and were ready to surrender their arms and embrace the amnesty programme.
But Kuku while reiterating that the amnesty programme would not run forever said, “It should end in 2015,”.