A few days after former militants revolted in Niger Delta by barricading the East-West Road, an ex-freedom fighter and Niger Delta activist, Sobomabo Jackrich, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to investigate the activities of the amnesty office.
Also, he called for the removal of the head of the amnesty office.
While speaking in Port Harcourt, he stated that the amnesty office, headed by Mr. Kingsley Kuku, needs to give account of spending.
He stated that there was need to ensure the continuation of peace in the Niger Delta region and therefore, the government must address contending issues as well as ensure that the programme is not manipulated by “a few self-seeking individuals.”
While expressing anger over what he called shortchanging, arbitrary payment delays and others in the amnesty office, Jackrich accused Kuku of running the amnesty office the way he likes.
He accused Kuku of adopting a style that divides the camps of former militants, stating: “He is promoting the idea of proliferation of camps and this is not ideal for the programme, which has achieved relative success.”
The former freedom fighter said that to ensure peace, Kuku should be removed, as, according to him, he has betrayed the region …
Source: The Sun News