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Nigeria restarts amnesty payments to Niger delta ex-oil rebels

The amnesty scheme was introduced in 2009 after years of violence and attacks on oil and gas installations, by militants demanding a fairer share of revenues for local peopleNigeria has resumed the payment of allowances to former Niger delta rebels under an amnesty scheme, a spokesman said Wednesday, after low global crude prices plunged the oil-rich country into a financial crisis. Before now, there were some logistics issues, which we have addressed,” programme spokesman Owei Lakemfa told AFP. The amnesty scheme was introduced in 2009 after years of violence, including kidnappings and attacks on oil and gas installations, by militants demanding a fairer share of revenues for local people.

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