Niger Delta Militants Issue Threat to Politicians as Campaigns Continue

Niger Delta Militants Issue Threat to Politicians as Campaigns Continue

  • Ex-militants of the Niger Delta have issued an ultimatum to the Federal Government over the non-payment of the allowances
  • The ex-militants also alleged that the Presidential Amnesty Programme delisted over 2,000 of their members
  • According to the ex-militants, they will ensure membersmeebers are paid
  • Some ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have threatened to block all the presidential campaigns from every political party in the Niger Delta region.

The ex-militants threat follows unpaid stipends to their members by the management of the programme.

Daily Trust reports that the ex-militants also staged a protest to the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Yenagoa over the de-listing of 2,952 beneficiaries.

Muhammadu Buhari, Niger Delta, Amnesty programme, ex-militants
The ex-militants have given the Federal Government one-week ultimatum to pay their stipends. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari
Source: Facebook

The group alleged that the amnesty office refused to pay them the monthly stipends of N65,000 monthly.

While threatening to take their protest to PAP office in Abuja, the militants wanted that there would be no political party campaign within the nine states in the Niger Delta region until their stipends are paid.

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Speaking on behalf of the ex-militants, the national chairman of phase two beneficiaries of the amnesty programme, Aso Tambo, announced that the group was giving the amnesty office one-week ultimatum to commence immediate payment of those delisted from the payroll of the programme.

His words:

“If they feel we are dogs that bark and can not bite, they should dare us and see the consequence.
"They should consider the monthly stipends important and know that such payment will lead to an unimaginable crises of not paid immediately.”

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