Delta Militants Question Amnesty

Removal of amnesty could have maritime consequences.

Delta Militants Question Amnesty as Buhari Takes Office

Chris Stein

YENAGOA, NIGERIA—Former militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta say unrest may resume if the country’s new president ends the amnesty program and monthly payments that brought peace to the oil-producing region.

Each month, former militants who used to spend their time bombing pipelines and kidnapping foreign oil workers in the Niger Delta get the equivalent of about $330 to convince them to occupy their time in other ways. They also get access to training programs intended to help them find other work.

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Source: voanews.com

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