- August 16, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: International
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has declared the country’s 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas “truly over” as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.
Santos himself shut a padlock on the last lot of decommissioned rifles before it was taken out of a remote demobilisation camp to formally seal the UN-supervised disarmament by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebel group handed in more than 8,000 weapons and nearly 1.3 million pieces of ammunition as it demobilised after a peace deal with the government.