12 February 2012
Deny involvement in NAOC attack
Following the expiration of the ultimatum they gave the Federal Government to recognise them under its amnesty programme, some militants, on Saturday, threatened to unleash terror in the Niger Delta region during the coming week week.
‘General’ Para Ekiyes, one of the leaders, who describes himself as the chairman of the third phase of ex-militants in
, said that 13,000 members of the group would return to the creeks this week if the Federal Government failed to grant their request. Delta State
The militants had earlier given the FG a two-week ultimatum, claiming they had surrendered their arms during the amnesty stage, and so must be allowed to benefit from the post-amnesty package, which includes training and empowerment schemes for their re-settlement into the society.