Monday, 4 March 2013

Niger Ex - Militants Stages Peaceful Protest

Over one hundred ex-militants under the aegis  of  the “Third Phase Amnesty,”  have staged a peaceful protest in Yenagoa,the Bayelsa State capital demanding the release of  their 250 members detained last weekend by the State Police Command.

The ex-militants also declared its leader,  Keithy Sese, missing adding that  his where about was unknown ,as they expressed fears that  Sese may have been arrested or  killed by the authorities.

Speaking to journalists during the protests,the ex-militants said they were sad that their group were allotted only few slots  by the Inter Agency  Security  Outfit documenting ex-militants in the state ,describing it as unacceptable to the group.

The ex-militants  demanded for a review of the slots adding that their leader,had lots of followers that fought in the creeks and eventually surrendered arms to embrace the amnesty programme .

They recalled that their leader Noumukeme also known as Madman was the first ex-militant leader to embrace  amnesty  after surrendering arms to the federal government.

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