Amnesty office raises alarm over re-emergence of militants in Niger Delta
5 Mar 2013
The Presidential Amnesty Office in Abuja on Tuesday called on security agencies to devise new strategies in tackling the re-emergence of militancy in the Niger Delta region.
Mr Daniel Alabrah, the Head of Media and Communications of the office, made the call in an interview. ``Security agencies need to intensify efforts to tackle the re-emergence of militancy in some states in the area, Alabrah said.
He said the amnesty office was not a security agency and had no powers, competence or the wherewithal to stop any person ``who willfully decides to commit crime in the region.
According to him, the office only assists security agencies to carry out their duties. The truth of the matter is that the amnesty office has no security duties.
``The office has the mandate to disarm, rehabilitate and reintegrate militants, who accepted the offer of amnesty, he said.