Monday, February 6, 2012

Ex-militants issue two-week ultimatum to Fed Govt


The Nation
3 February 2012

By Shola O'Neil

There is a fresh security concern in the Niger Delta as aggrieved former militant leaders  have given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to address their grievances or face a renewed attack on oil installations and foreign interests in the region.

The warlords also advised the international community to evacuate its nationals in the oil and construction sectors to avoid being caught in the crisis that would be unleashed after the deadline.

Leaders of the Third Phase Amnesty programme, who made the threat, warned that the security of the foreigners would no longer be guaranteed after the expiration of the ultimatum.

The deadline was handed after the ex-militants met yesterday morning at an undisclosed location in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government of Delta State.

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