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Ex-Militants Sue Kingly Kuku, For Refusal To Include Them In The Amnesty Programme

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Four years after the participation in the Federal Government’s Amnesty programme has been closed, aggrieved former Militant Youths from Bayelsa and Delta States Thursday approached the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa seeking for their inclusion.

The ex-militants are asking the court to compel the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku and the Amnesty Committee to honour an agreement reached with the Federal Government.

In the Suit FHC/YNG/123/2014 filed before the Justice Lambo Akanbi, they claimed that they were former militants that had accepted Amnesty under the Third Phase and surrendered their weapons to the Federal Government through the Amnesty Office in 2011 under the Peace Initiative of the Federal Government.

In the suit, they claimed the Amnesty Committee erred by refusing to include them in the ongoing amnesty programme after series of resolutions from meetings with the past and present National Security Advisers to the President, Late General Owoye Azazi and Col. Dasuki Sambo respectively.

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