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Key Nigerian militants taking part in amnesty deal

Key Nigerian militants taking part in amnesty deal

A Nigerian official says key militants have accepted a government amnesty offer to disarm.
Government amnesty committee spokeswoman Timiebi Koripamo-Agari says militant leader Government Tompolo is among those taking part. Another leader, Farah Dagogo, surrendered over the weekend.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has said that it has replaced commanders who have surrendered and that it will not accept an amnesty deal.
The militants announced in mid-September that they would extend a cease-fire by one month, holding off on attacks on oil installations and kidnapping foreigners.
The unrest has cut Nigeria's oil production by a million barrels a day, allowing Angola to overtake it as Africa's top oil producer.


Updated : 2021-10-21 00:08 GMT+08:00