A militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers of Imo State origin has stormed the Government House, Owerri, in trucks where they surrendered their arms and ammunition including AK47 rifles to the state Governor, ROCHAS OKOROCHA.
The ex-militants, who arrived the seat of power in white T-shirts with the inscription, “Disarmament of Agitators, Powered by the Niger Delta Youths Volunteer Peace Advocacy”, chanted Niger Delta songs.
The aggrieved youths, who later spoke through their respective leaders also castigated oil companies operating in their communities for their insensitivity to the plight of their people.
On his part, Governor ROCHAS OKOROCHA commended the youths for their “rare display of patriotism” and assured them that security agencies would no longer invade their areas.
He also said that their demands, grievances and agitations would be articulated and addressed appropriately.