The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and other militants in the Niger Delta are demanding that payments of N300,000 per AK-47 rifle and two magazines returned should be added to the terms of amnesty offered by the Federal Government.
The Chief Mediator of MEND and other militant groups for the amnesty terms said, “Sequel to our tenable negations with commanders of militants involved, the right and realistic approach is the irrevocable recovery of arms obtained illegally.
“To completely and permanently resolve the crisis in the Niger Delta, the following terms must be unequivocally ascertained. The Federal Government shall pay N300,000 per an AK47 and two magazines."
“The Federal Government shall construct sustainable three bedroom flats at low cost. The buildings which must be constructed in their places of choice within the Niger Delta, shall be exclusively for militants and sundry youths who shall undertake to pay the cost due within ten years.”
MEND and other generals in other camps will surrender not less that 10,000 arms within the first phase of the amnesty if the demands are met. With this in mind, we want about N3 billion transferred to us, through our management”
If the Federal Government strives to meet these demands, then within one month the war would be over forever.