Forty-Eight hours to the expiration of the deadline given to the
remnants of the Niger-Delta Avengers fighting in the Oil Producing Areas
of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, a leading Commander of the Militants,
General Felix Omereji Wednesday, September 21, 2016, surrendered with his fighters and embraced peace.
(IICC) also saw the Security Chiefs in the State in attendance with
General Felix stating that they boycotted the first phase of the
disarmament programme last week to see what the State Government would
do with the Commanders and their fighters who had surrendered their
weapons at the event.
embrace peace when they saw the Sincerity of Governor Rochas Okorocha
with regard to the first disarmament programme. General Felix and his
fighters had surrendered guns including AK47 and explosives.
General Felix regretted all they did in the Oil Producing areas of the
State and prayed that God would also forgive them, thanking Governor
Okorocha for his approach to the whole development which encouraged them
to come out from the forest to embrace peace.
He assured that they would ensure the sustenance of the peace already
achieved in the Oil Producing areas of the State with the Militants
dropping their guns and embracing peace.
that he has granted them Pardon like those before them while the
President, Mohammadu Buhari would grant them amnesty, adding that they
had done well by not waiting for the deadline he gave to them to
“We are here to receive our children who have been living in the forest
for years killing many people. I am your father. I will pardon you,
while the President would grant you Amnesty. We have gathered to
dramatise life for those of the Militants who have dropped their guns
to embrace peace. They have been pardoned”
programme the people of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta who abandoned their homes
and ran away for years or months have begun to return to their homes
and assured that he would do all within his reach to ensure that the
peace achieved in the areas is maintained.