Former militants in the Niger Delta have vowed to fight against all the enemies of the region who are scuttling its growth and development.
The former militants, under the aegis of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI) described such enemies as pipeline vandals, sea pirates, and oil thieves, among others.
In a statement on Tuesday, National President of LPCDI, Pastor Reuben Wilson, warned such people to desist from their nefarious acts in order to achieve meaningful development in the region before the termination of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Wilson explained that those involved in various criminal acts such as kidnapping, sea piracy, pipeline vandalism and snatching of speedboats were enemies of the region and their preoccupation was to destroy the peace and development of the Niger Delta.
He added that LPCDI, as a body, would collaborate with the various security agencies to fight against the miscreants.
He stated that the amnesty programme was still on and that they did not expect anybody to parade themselves as militants since the programme was aimed at ensuring total peace and development of the region.
Wilson said, “Those who are still involved in the act of bombing and causing troubles in the region are enemies of progress of the Niger Delta people.
“All the leaders of the LPCDI will join hands to fight such criminals and report them to security agencies.”
He lauded the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd. ), for piloting the programme very well.
He equally commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom in appointing Boroh to move the programme forward.
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