Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Niger- Delta Ex- militants gives FG ultimatum to fulfill their agreement

Former Niger Delta militants in Imo State have urged the federal and the state governments to honour the amnesty agreement reached in 2011 or face their wrath. They have threatened to bombard oil company facilities.

The former militants who are part of the third batch of the ex-militants in Imo State accused the Federal Government and the Okorocha-led administration of their refusal to document and train them on the amnesty programme as they did to other former militants, The Sun reports. 

The agitators in a statement in a statement signed by the Commander-General of Niger-Delta Ex-militants, Mr. Uzoma Bobby Chukwuka urged the authorities responsible for the amnesty programme to document and train them like other former militants or to return their arms, which they surrendered to them based on the amnesty agreement which the government has refused to honour. 

Part of the statement read: “We, therefore, ask the authorities responsible for the amnesty programme to document us and train and treat us as others or return all our surrendered work tools or they have asked us to go back to the creeks or our major den. We are ready to die for this shameful deceit if our demands are not met in good time. 

The Niger Delta Ex-militants third batch, Imo State chapter is calling for equity and fair pay. We wish to inform the general public that since 2011 till now that we accepted the amnesty, we surrendered all our arms and this is on record with JTF under the supervision of Caption T.C Okon at 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze.

Our colleague in other part of Niger Delta Region have been enjoying the amnesty programme why we were abandoned in Imo state.” Meanwhile, Government Ekpemulopo, alias Tompolo, a former Niger Delta militant has challenged the N45.9billion fraud charges filed against him by the federal government. 

Tompolo, who has been declared wanted is seeking an order restraining the federal government and its agencies from further proceeding with the N45.9billion fraud charges filed against him, The Punch reports. 

The former Niger Delta militant approached the Federal High Court in Lagos through his lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. The defendants in the suit are the federal government of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Inspector-General of Police, the chief of army staff, the chief of naval staff and the chief of air staff.

Source- Daily Sun Newspaper

1 comment:

  1. They should attend to this people to avoid future problems! They should know their capabilities by now...


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