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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

The meeting, which was at the instance of the committee, was aimed at hearing from the government side preparatory to going into the field, the chairman of the committee and Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, told correspondents after the discussion

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said oil theft and pipeline vandalism, the cost of which has been put between $6 billion and $12 billion per annum, have now reverted to the pre-amnesty period, when oil theft peaked at about 350,000 barrels of per day – higher than the quantity of oil produced daily by Gabon or Equatorial Guinea

To strengthen that shame on Northern elites, the likes of Aminu Masari (who ate from the palms of former Governor Peter Odili, Nuhu Ribadu, Professor Ango Abdullahi (a former University don) as well as some former members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who are now stakeholders of the Northern Elders Forum, have also lend their voices to the call for Amnesty for the Islamist extremist movement that has killed more than 400 Christians through bombing of churches, straight-faced slitting of the throats of Christian faithfuls while they attended church programmes etc