ONELGA Youths surrender arms, embrace amnesty in Rivers State - Flatimes

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

ONELGA Youths surrender arms, embrace amnesty in Rivers State

A peace move has been initiated in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers State as known notorious cultists have embraced amnesty for the sake of peace.

ONELGA is one of the Local government areas in Rivers state bedevilled with criminal activities; killings, daylight robberies, kidnappings, cult clashes, vandalism, and other heinous crimes.

The Local government was also desolate with political killings since 2013 leading to the 2015 general elections where hundreds of families were left mourning their deaths.

Meanwhile, in a bid to restore peace in the area, the militant group known as ONELGA Militant Group dropped their arms.

The group led by the notorious Don Wanny signed a peace agreement in the presence of the Chairman of ONELGA, Isaac Umejuru and ONELGA Peace Development Group headed by Bright Abali.

In a display of sportsmanship, Don Wanny and Bright encouraged their peers to end all criminal vices in the Local government.

According to reports, large cache of arms including hundreds of AK-47 rifles, Pump action guns, British pistols, thousands of magazines, locally made guns and more were surrendered by the youths.

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike had reiterated his offer of amnesty to cultists and kidnappers, who would submit their arms to the state security agencies and commit themselves to honest living.

The governor stated that his administration had zero tolerance for cultism and kidnapping, adding that any suspect arrested will face the full weight of the law.

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