Okorocha denies granting amnesty to Don Waney's gang members

Governor Rochas Okorocha has denied allegations that he has granted amnesty to Don Waney's gang members, saying the State only forgave them.

Okorocha's Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemodo in a statement said "she State has forgiven them and will subsequently give their names to the federal government for amnesty” 

Onwuemodo insisted that no amnesty has been granted, insisting that it was only forgiveness. 

He added “We, as a government are happy particularly that these young boys and girls will now come back as good Citizens of Imo State. We are here to receive them and listen to them. What they say today will determine the role of government in assisting them and making sure they become good Citizens once more. It is the wish of the Niger Delta people to welcome you back as good Citizens”. 

Hundreds of  Don Wanney’s fighters who had earlier rejected all the government’s overtures to enable them surrender their arms had on Monday surrendered their arms including explosives, rocket launchers and high-calibre rifles like AK47 at Heroes Square.


The governor had disclosed that most a " activists of the Avengers and those of Don Wanney operatives are our sons and daughters from the Militancy business and their surrendering arms will end the Security Challenges we have in the Ohaji/Egbema, Awara and the rest of the areas where people have been on self-exile for many years”.
Okorocha denies granting amnesty to Don Waney's gang members Okorocha denies granting amnesty to Don Waney's gang members Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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