Amnesty Office: Ex-Militants Threaten to Return to Creeks in 7 Days
Ex-militants have threatened to return to the creeks if the Amnesty Office failed to give them their entitlements within seven days.
The ex-agitators lamented that despite completing their training and skill acquisition under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), the office had yet to release their starter packs.
They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the PAP coordinator, Prof. Charles Dokubo, to pay the trainer, Ezonebi Training Centre, to enable the centre provide them with required entitlements.
Leader of the delegates, Mr. Ati Jackson, after deliberations in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said their position was a final warning.
Jackson said the group protested last week for the same reasons adding that Dokubo should be held responsible for their actions.
He said: ”Ezonebi Training Centre had since given six-month training to a good number of persons (delegates ) under the Amnesty Programme and has not been paid her allowances.
“The delegates protested last week in respect of the development, demanding that her money be paid to her or they would go back to the creeks.’