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The President who stated this while declaring open the joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation from the Federal Government, said it is time to treat criminals as criminals and stop ethnic profiling.

Mr. Regent Youmor, also called on the Federal Government to extend the envisaged termination period of amnesty programme beyond the next two years to enable thorough training of the over 30,000 ex militants captured for rehabilitation and empowerment

The statement said: “The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide regard the call by Boko Haram negotiator, ally and senate-elect from Kaduna State, Comrade Shehu Sani for the scrapping of the presidential amnesty programme for ex-Niger Delta agitators and published in several newspapers on Wednesday, the 5th of May, 2015 on the basis that it is now a drain on the nation’s resources as reckless, provocative and another conspiracy against the Niger-Delta people