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Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme.

By Francis Sadhere, Warri
The Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSTCOM in the Niger Delta region on Monday berated the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh for saying that he will include kidnappers in the pipeline surveillance contract.
The group said the amnesty Boss will be setting a bad precedent of he included kidnappers in the pipeline surveillance contract, adding that kidnapping will increase as others would join the trade to gain amnesty.
HOSTCOM was reacting to a statements credited to the Amnesty Boss where he was alleged to have said that he will award the pipeline surveillance contracts to ten thousand youths including the abductors of the recent
Lagos State School Students as conditions for their release.
The group who staged a peaceful protest round major streets in Warri and at the premises  of the Warri Correspondent Chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, warned the amnesty boss to stare clear of the pipeline surveillance contract or face their wrath.
Briefing journalist during the protest, the HOSTCOM members led by its Acting National Chairman, High Chief Benjamin Style Tamaraebi said they are already discussing and collaborating with the Niger Delta Ex-agitators  towards monitoring and securing the pipelines in the region.

The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions as, “Pipeline Surveillance belongs to HOSTCOM and the Ex-militants”, “HOSTCOM objects diversion of pipeline Surveillance”, “Leave pipeline Surveillance matters for face crises”, “Brig. Gen. Boroh should concentrate on the Amnesty Program only.”

They stressed that if the amnesty boss goes ahead with awarding the surveillance contract to the kidnappers, the host communities in the Niger Delta region will resist him stiffly.
High Chief Benjamin Tamaraebi described Brig. Gen. Boro’s statement is “an aberration a staunch vomit, an affront to the host communities which should be visited with stiff opposition”

High Chief Tamaraebi who was flanked by his National Secretary, Evang. Ibinabobo Sanipe, the Delta State Chairman of HOSTCOMM, Hon.(Dr.) P.K. Egedegbe, Prince Maikpobi Okareme, National Coordinator and Brig. Gen.
Minemu Joseph Abel, National Security Adviser said, “We expect nothing less than for the Federal Government to invite us to sign the
agreement already reached with NNPC who are in charge.”

“Anything contrary to this agreement already reached shall bring vexation of angers which should not be so contemplated at this very critical period in the Nigerian State.”