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Government agree to de-militarize Niger Delta communities

08 June 2016, 10:04

Lagos - The Federal Government and state governors in the South South political zone on Tuesday agreed to stop military operations in some of the communities of the region.

The agreement was reached at a meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.

The meeting was also attended by Service Chiefs, Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and ministers from the Niger Delta region.

Also read:Biafra youth league backs Niger Delta Avengers

Briefing state house correspondents, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, said far reaching decisions were taken to address current insecurity and development challenges in the region.

Okowa said the amnesty programme in the region was still in progress.

The governor said the outcome of the meeting would be implemented immediately, adding that more collaborative meetings between the federal government, states in the Niger Delta region and other stakeholders would continue.




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