Niger Delta Ex-Militants Issue One Week Ultimatum To Buhari Regime Over Unpaid Stipends

The Niger Delta area militants have issued a one-week ultimatum to the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities over their August stipends which have been allegedly withheld.

The militants who’re underneath the Presidential Amnesty Programme, spoke on Tuesday, by the chief of the Niger Delta Defence Corps, NDDC, John Egbe.

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They additionally alleged the federal government of withholding the August stipends of over 10,000 beneficiaries with none explanations saying that they had confronted comparable harsh remedies in latest instances.

They, nonetheless, threatened to go on a protest if their calls for have been ot met on or earlier than the one-week ultimatum.

“The Amnesty Office has paid our stipends for August and over 10,000 beneficiaries have not been paid for a reason best known to the government. We have experienced various unfair treatments under Dikio since his assumption of office. We will not take it easy this time around and we want our stipends paid within one week or else we will go out for a protest next week.

“Niger Delta is now a peaceful place but Dikio and his Special Adviser, Mr Alfred Kemepade, want to disturb the peace because of their secret deals. Since 2010, we’ve never experienced what we’re seeing under Dikio. Last year, the National Security Adviser set up a committee that verified everything in the Amnesty office, but today Dikio decided to stop the payment of stipends to some beneficiaries.

“We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the NSA to send Kemepade out of that office before it’s too late because he wants to set Niger Delta ablaze with his evil advice to Dikio,” he mentioned.

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Niger Delta Ex-Militants Issue One Week Ultimatum To Buhari Regime Over Unpaid Stipends

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