Stop killing Christians, ex-militants warn Boko Haram
Ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have warned members of the Boko Haram sect to stop killing Christians.
The former militants under the aegis of a group, the “Management of the Third Phase Federal Amnesty in Niger Delta”, in a statement by their leader, Mr. Kaithy Sese, (aka ex-General Nomukeme), warned the sect not to launch attacks on innocent citizens.
The group urged the Federal Government to live up to the expectation of Nigerians on security.
“The Federal Government knows what the Boko Haram members are demanding. Government should give them what they want. There is no problem without solution,” the spokesman for the group said.
He used the opportunity to integrate members into the ongoing amnesty programme of the Federal Government and urged aggrieved members to restrain from being provoked.
“We should ensure peace and unity among ourselves,” the ex-militant leader added. According to him, members of his group surrendered their arms since November 30, 2010 to embrace the amnesty programme, but regretted that till now they have not benefited from the programme.
“There is oil in our communities in the Niger Delta, but there is no development in the region. There is no road, no electricity, no toilet and no potable water in our communities. We are suffering. There has been no compensation for our struggle in the region”, the former militant leader said.