Ex militant leaders in the Niger Delta Thursday threatened to storm Abuja in protest over what they described as the inability of the Federal Government to guarantee their safety alleging that four of their members had been brutally killed in the last one year after embracing the amnesty programme.
The former creek warlords under the aegis of Peace Keeping Ex Militants Forum who converged Thursday in Yenagoa to review the progress of the Federal Government’s Amnesty programme described the development as disturbing as some of them could no longer move freely for fear of the being attacked.
The ex militant leaders who also agreed to stop deduction from the monthly allowance of their boys however called on the Amnesty Committee to look into their welfare as they (leaders) cannot be collecting the same amount with their boys.
The ex militant leaders who pleaded with the federal government through the amnesty committee to see to their welfare since they are receiving the same amount with their boys threatened to stage a peaceful protest to Abuja to register their grievances such as fear of being attack and killed as well as the improvement of their welfare package.
They used the opportunity to endorsed the retention of the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke by President Goodluck Jonathan saying the minister had performed creditably in ensuring that petroleum products gets to all the nooks and crannies of the country including the creeks of the delta.
Also the National Deputy President of the Ijaw Youth Council worldwide, Comrade Preye Agama who spoke at the forum lauded the ex militant leaders over their peaceful conduct and urged the federal government through the amnesty committee office to look into their demands.
Culled from Vanguard.