Repentant Militants in the riverine areas of Ondo state have continued to troop out in their hundreds to submit arms and ammunitions following the declaration of another Amnesty window by the federal government.

The exercise which started on Thursday has recorded massive turn out of militants in the five collation centres including Igbekebo, Arogbo, Igbonla, Ajapa, and Igbokoda, all in the southern senatorial district of the state.

The arms include pump action, dane guns, live ammunitions, locally made artillery weapons among others.

The state deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, after taking a tour of two of the collections points in Igbokoda and Igbekebo on Friday said he was delighted with the level of turnout of the repentant armed youths.

Ajayi, who is the chairman of the state amnesty committee said those who refused to utilize the opportunity offered by the government, would be dealt with according to the law.

Men of the Nigeria Army, the Navy, Police, DSS, and civil defence as well as representatives of each militant camp are present at the collection centres to ensure only authentic militants benefit from the programme.

It would be recalled that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had issued a 21-day ultimatum to the militants to submit their arms in the area.

Also speaking the Commanding Officer of the Nigeria Navy Forward Operation Base, lgbokoda, Navy Captain Chindo Usman Yahaya, described the turnout as impressive.

One of the repentant commanders of the armed youths, Osipapa Take Lion, lauded the federal and the Ondo state governments for the privilege given to them to lay down their arms.


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