3000 Former Niger Delta militants threaten to storm Abuja
Former agitators in the Niger Delta region have made some bold statements, threatening to embark on a protest that will disturb activities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
They explained that the Federal Government has refused to integrate them into the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The former militants, who tagged themselves as the Justice Group gave, one-week ultimatum to the Amnesty office.
They urged the institution to quickly add their names to the list to avoid unnecessary chaos in the region.
While speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the leader of the group, David Owhegbe, lamented about the gross incompetence of the current Amnesty programme coordinator, Charles Dokubo, adding that he should be sacked immediately as he lacked proper leadership skills.
He further stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari should employ an individual from Niger Delta as his aide for South-south related issues.
He stated, “Any further delay to include the 3,000 ex-agitators in the Amnesty Programme as promised would negate the current efforts of the Federal Government to enthrone peace in Niger Delta.
“We have not benefitted from any of the amnesty programmes and we are giving the Amnesty Office one week or there will be a massive protest in the Federal Capital Territory.”
Another Member of the group, Gowon Iduma, who read out their plans, explained that the group discontinued their militant activities because they were assured that the Federal Government would empower them.
So, if the agreement was not honored, the current peaceful atmosphere in Niger Delta may be upturned again.
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