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.