According to Sun Newspaper, Erekosima successfully persuaded Asari Dokubo to disarm his militant members and surrender their arms to the Federal Government when Dokubo was arrested by the police. He even took Asari’s wife to meet Tinubu, who provided her with accommodation when he was the governor of Lagos State. Erekosima’s non-violence approach model also facilitated peace negotiations between the federal government and Ateke Tom, as well as other militant warlords in the Niger Delta.
Erekosima, the foundation’s president, emphasized that the first step to address insecurity is for the Federal Government to accept bandits and other trouble-causing groups, with the public showing them forgiveness. He proposed that the government should then initiate a program where individuals surrender firearms in exchange for employment opportunities, suggesting that those who return arms could be recruited as informants in the police, civil defense forces, or other security agencies. Erekosima expressed disappointment in the lack of response from President Tinubu despite his multiple letters on reducing insecurity in Nigeria. The event concluded with the foundation presenting awards to more than 20 individuals, including the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>