- An emergency meeting has been called by the presidency over the discovery of weapons in Ondo state
-President Muhammadu Buhari called for a meeting with governors and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, to address the situation
- Offensive weapons were recovered from militants in the creeks of Ondo state by the Amnesty Committee
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an emergency meeting to review the security situation in the Niger Delta, The Nation reports.
The development comes on the heels of the recent recovery of weapons from militants in the creeks of Ondo state by the Amnesty Committee.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting is expected to hold at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, December 6.
Those billed to attend the meeting are the governors of the nine oil producing states, security chiefs and other stakeholders.
A top security officer in Ondo state said the proposed meeting was important because it was believed that only the Niger Delta Avengers had the capacity to amass such massive arms as seen in Ondo state.
The offensive weapons recovered from the militants by the Amnesty Committee in the riverine Ajapa community in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state include a Browning machine gun, General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Daewoo K3, Colt Automatic rifles, Breda 30, Fiat Revelli modelling, AK-47 rifles, rocket launcher, CETME Ameli, Heckler & Koch MG4, pump action rifles and automatic cartridges.
Legit.ng had previously reported that huge cache of weapons were recovered from militants in Ondo amnesty programme.
In the video that went viral, militants were seen arriving on boats with the weapons they surrendered.
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