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Nigeria ‘ready for 10,000 rebels’ – BBC NEWS | Africa |

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 18, 2009

Some 10,000 militants could benefit from an amnesty in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region, a military official has said.

Air-Vice Marshal Lucky Ararile said militants who disarmed would be paid a monthly allowance while being reintegrated into civilian life.

The disarming militants would be paid 20,000 naira ($135) per month while in the centres, along with 1,500 naira a day for food, he said.

After a major military offensive in May, President Umara Yar’Adua proposed the amnesty, in an offer which lasts until October.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) says it is fighting so local people benefit more from their region’s oil.

via BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigeria ‘ready for 10,000 rebels’.

If these rebels truely do “care” about the local people, twould they accept these daily allowances?

For to accept the daily allowances means that when the dust had settled, the rebels had not fought for the benefit of the local people but for their own monetary benefit.

I am eagerly awaiting the rebels’ response.

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