By Ndubuisi Francis
The Inter-Agency Task Force (ITF), which carried out the verification and proper reconciliation of the disarmament records of the last batch of ex-militants who surrendered their arms in Delta and Bayelsa States, has concluded and submitted its report, paving the way for 3,642 youths from the Niger Delta to make the last and final phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Submitting its report to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon.Kingsley Kuku, the ITF chairman, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) James Gbum said the task force diligently carried out its assignment of reconciliation of the proper disarmament records of the ex-militants who surrendered their arms and ammunition in Bayelsa and Delta States. Adding that the recovered arms and ammunition had been surrendered to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 82 Division Enugu since March 16, 2013.
The Inter-Agency Task Force was set up to carry out a proper reconciliation of the disarmament records of ex-agitators in Delta and Bayelsa State and effect a thorough documentation of the persons that truly surrendered arms to military formations (especially the Joint Military Task Force, JTF) or other security agents.