Ayade seeks amnesty for militants in Cross River

By Anietie Akpan, Calabar
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has pleaded with the Federal Government to grant amnesty to Bakassi militants. Ayade spoke on Monday at the commissioning of the Nigerian Security Element Project 2 (NICEP), a special monitoring system to check crude oil theft, illegal transfer at sea, poaching, piracy and sea robbery at the Eastern Naval Command in Calabar.
He said: “Today, the militants are ready for peace and have returned arms seized from the military in some encounters. With the intervention of some well-meaning Nigerians and international friends, who we shall not name for now, we have again offered to lay down our arms, embrace peace and work with government to ensure Bakassi people and their problems bordering on refugee, slavery, rape, foreign exploitation, lack of means of livelihood and total abandonment by government can be addressed.
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Source: https://guardian.ng/

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