Ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sustaining the Amnesty Programme and the peace in the Niger-Delta region.
A statement by Jimmy Iwezu, leader of the Amnesty Students in the U.S., also dissociated the group from a planned protest at Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
“We wish to express our appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and dedication to sustainable peace and development in the Niger-Delta through his support and continuation of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
“We also wish to commend the able leadership of Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) for the positive changes that he has brought to bear on the programme through prompt payment of our fees and allowances.
“While it has not been all rosy, we note that despite the economic recession that Nigeria went through, it was still able to sponsor our education abroad and we are very grateful.”
The statement drew the attention of the public to the activities of those it called “a few faceless fraudsters” in the U.S.
It said the group was allegedly using the social media platform to spread “misleading and mischievous information about our welfare as government-sponsored students in different institutions of higher learning in the United States”.