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Niger Delta Ex militants threaten to resume attack on pipelines

The group also threatened to resume bombing of crude oil pipelines if the government refuses to honour the 2011 amnesty agreement.

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A group of militants under the aegis of the third batch of the ex-militants, Imo state chapter, has called on Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Federal Government to fulfil the promise made to them.

The group also threatened to resume bombing of crude oil pipelines if the government refuses to honour the 2011 amnesty agreement.

The Daily Sun reports that the Commander-General of Niger-Delta Ex-militants, Mr. Uzoma Bobby Chukwuka said  “We, therefore, ask the authorities responsible for the amnesty programme to document us and train and treat us as others or return all our surrendered work tools or they have asked us to go back to the creeks or our major den.

“We are ready to die for this shameful deceit if our demands are not met in good time.The Niger Delta Ex-militants third batch, Imo State chapter is calling for equity and fair pay. We wish to inform the general public that since 2011 till now that we accepted the amnesty, we surrendered all our arms and this is on record with JTF under the supervision of Caption T.C Okon at 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze.

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Our colleague in other part of Niger Delta Region have been enjoying the amnesty programme why we were abandoned in Imo state.”

Following an intervention by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu in February 2016, 1,500 Niger Delta militants reportedly laid down their arms and decided to embrace the Federal Government sponsored amnesty program.

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