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FG assures ex-militants of regular stipends payment

11 January 2016, 16:09

Abuja - The Federal Government has assured former Niger Delta militants of regular payments of their stipends and training under its amnesty programme, Punch reports.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh, denied speculations that an ex-militant leader was paid a huge amount of money by one of the governorship candidates to influence the election in Bayelsa State.

Also read: Ex-militants threaten mayhem over unpaid allowances

Boroh, who spoke during the payment of arrears to beneficiaries on Saturday in Port Harcourt, said, the banks had stopped paying them (ex-militants) after their last attack in which the bank’s facilities were allegedly damaged by some angry ex-militants.

He added that the amnesty programme had ensured peace in the region, adding that there were plans to partner with other stakeholders to keep the vision of amnesty moving.

Read more at Punch

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