Three former militants have graduated with first class degrees from universities in the United Kingdom.
The Nigerian high commission in the UK on Friday hosted the militants, who were sponsored by the Nigerian government under the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
Nicholas Goodness and Terubein Fawei graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with first class honours in public relations, telecommunication and networking engineering respectively, while Lucky Azibanagein graduated with first class in mechanical engineering and Robotic system from the University of Liverpool.
Eighteen other students graduated with second class upper degrees in various UK universities.
Paul Boroh, coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, congratulated the ex-militants and reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensuring the sustenance of the amnesty programme.
“President Buhari is ever ready to implement the blueprint upon which the amnesty programme was established. The era of impunity and phoney contracts are gone for good,” Boroh said, urging other militants, including the Niger Delta Avengers, to sheathe their swords and embrace education.