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Ex-militants threaten mayhem over unpaid allowances

27 October 2015, 12:16

Abuja - 500 ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme have threatened to unleash violence in the Niger Delta region following the non-payment of their three-month allowances by the Amnesty Office, Punch reports.

The aggrived ex-militants noted after a meeting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Monday, that they would start by blocking the East-West Road – a major gateway to the South-South if the Coordinator of PAP, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, fails to pay them after five days.

Also read: Ex-militants threaten APC, Buhari

An ex-militants, Bipelede Enere, said that in the last two weeks the Amnesty Office paid some of ex-militants in the third phase of the amnesty programme their three-month allowances while accusing the management of PAP of diverting their money.

He, however, said when the amnesty office paid the money, it did not pay over 500 of them in the third phase.

Read more at Punch

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