Former militants numbering around 500 have disclosed that they would create problem in the Niger Delta area in connection with the non-payment of the three months allowances by the Amnesty Office.
The aggrieved former militants revealed that they would cause chaos in the area if the Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brigadier Boroh does notpay them by the end of October.
This shocking revelation was made public after a meeting which took place in Yenagoa on Monday, October 26, 2015. The ex-militants threatened to begin their riot by mounting barricade on East-West Road, a road that links many cities in the Niger Delta region.
While venting his anger about the non-payment of the allowances and the imminent riot, Mr. Enere Bipeled, one of the disgruntled ex-militants said, “They have not told us the reason why we have not been paid. As I speak with you, I have not been paid my three-month allowances but when they paid the two-month allowances some months ago, we received the money. We don’t want them to push us to the point where we would take drastic action that would make people feel we want to fight against the state. That is why we are using this medium to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to advise the leadership of the amnesty programme to pay us our money,”