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Ex-Biafra Police Officers: We Believe In One Nigeria Forever

War-affected police officers from Old Eastern Region who were pardoned and retired from the Nigeria Police Force through a Presidential Amnesty granted on May 29, 2000 by President Olusegun Obasanjo and were graciously given approval for the payment of pension entitlements have said that they believed we are all one and that the war is over and over forever.

This came as they also thanked President Buhari asked God continue to bless him for looking at the nation as one indivisible entity.

The President of Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers (ARWAPO), Chief Matthew Udeh, thanked Mr President for his forthrightness and believing in one Nigeria.

He said: “We believe we are all one, one Nigeria forever. The war is over and over forever. “God will continue to bless President Muhammadu Buhari for looking at the nation as one indivisible entity.

“I feel fulfilled today. The whole ARWAPO members are full of gratitude to Mr President for hearing our cry for over 40 years and running,’’ Udeh, who was an Assistant Superintendent of Police before the war, said.

Also the President, Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, Fidelis Oyakhilome, thanked the PTAD and the Federal Government for living up to their words and treating the officers fairly.

“I must commend ARWAPO members for their patience, endurance and perseverance all these years and as well thank Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari, for making this possible,’’ Oyakhilome said.

A beneficiary, Mr Francis Ukaraoha, said that he was happy to have received his first pension alert. He who was so elated and showed the amount (figure withheld) of arrears paid to his account.

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