Port Harcourt - There was palpable tension in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday when former militants stormed major streets to protest alleged unpaid amnesty stipends, reports The Nation.
The ex-militants numbering over 500 blocked the popular Aba-Road and Ikwerre Road, causing a gridlock as they called for the immediate payment of their stipends.
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They vowed to continue with the protest until the federal government pays them.
Leader of the protesters, Ndaka Eric, said they were allegedly denied payment because their passports could not be found.
He accused the government of deliberately deleting their passports in order not to pay them.
He pleaded with stakeholders in the region to intervene to prevent a breakdown of law.
Read more at The Nation.
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