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Ex-militants task Buhari, protest in Imo


EX-NIGER Delta militants have appealled to President elect Muhammadu Buhari not to scrap the amnesty programme, pipeline surveillance contract and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which they said were the only tangible benefits being enjoyed by the people of the oil-rich but impoverished region.

The militants under the aegis of Phase Amnesty Leaders through its National Secretary, ‘Gen’ Tam Odogwu, while pledging unalloyed support for the incoming administration, frowned at the empowerment package approved by the National Assembly through the efforts of Kingsley Kuku because it is grossly insufficient, considering the large number of ex-militant leaders in the third phase. We therefore call on the incoming administration to review it.”

In Imo State, scores of Imo ex- militants, under the aegis of Niger Delta Volunteer Youth Congress (NDVYC), yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Owerri, capital city of Imo State over alleged neglect.

Led by their leader, Mr. Bobby Uzoma, chanting war songs, they carried placards, which read, “We want to be compensated as agreed upon by the FG. Since 2011, we are yet to hear from the FG. It is either they give us our right or they give us our guns and we go back to the Creeks.”

Uzoma regretted that the out-going administration of President Goodluck Jonathan was yet to settle some in the South South, demanding quick action lest they return to the Creeks.

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    How many oil fields do we have in Imo state? This are the problems the incoming govt has to address urgently, if jonathan can legalised way of thugrey to benefit in nation building, that is pathetic. All this hoodlums like OPC & niger delta militant needs to be told to go & enjoy their booty they got under jonah, enough is enough.

  • Burbank

    Buhari needs to wipe out these terrorists – Tam Odugwu, Tompolo, Asari, Ateke, Dagogo, Bipi, Fasehum – with drones and smart bombs ala John Togo, these terrorists who destroys the social fabric in the South and is clear menace to the security of Niger Delta.

    • Election

      You should come and destroy it and watch how company will vacate Nigeria and leave your economy destroyed. You people likes marginalizing the minority. Militant will increase again if Buhari fail to be careful.

      • Burbank

        @election. WRONG! Companies already left in droves from Niger Delta and many more do not want to go there because of the insecurity there. I am totally against any marginalizing of any tribe in any regions, especially the Niger Delta. And frankly, under Buhari’s firm presidency, terrorism in the country will fall, not rise. The terrorists will die like John Togo soon.