7 November 2011
The group said unless their monthly allowances are paid, they would resort of violence
By Chidi Okoye
The Niger Delta ex-militants, who surrendered their arms under the Federal Government’s amnesty programme, have threatened to launch an attack on specific targets that are important to the survival of the country’s economy, if their demands are not met in two weeks.
The statement was released following a meeting they held on Saturday, under the Forum of All Ex-militant Leaders, which was chaired by Gift Tare of the Iduwini Volunteer Force.
The group leaders, who call themselves ‘Generals’, requested that the federal government should pay them their monthly allowances and accused the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku, of failing to recognise those who submitted their arms under the amnesty programme.