Nigerian Rebel Leaders Give up Arms in Amnesty Deal

Nigerian Rebel Leaders Give up Arms in Amnesty Deal

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rawandan-soldiers.jpgHundreds of Nigerian rebel fighters gave up their weapons and accepted an amnesty deal on Saturday in the most concerted effort yet to end years of fighting in the oil-producing Niger Delta.

Militant commanders Ateke Tom and Farah Dagogo, both responsible for many years of attacks on the oil industry in the eastern Niger Delta, led gunmen from camps in the mangrove creeks to the oil hub of Port Harcourt to disarm.

(Continue reading at Reuters)

File photo Rawandan soldiers

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