Ex Militants Vow To Attack at Front

By 10:47 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 Comments

Some ex-militants in Akwa Ibom state have threaten to interrupt the upcoming 28th Anniversary celebration of the creation of the state if the state governor, Udom Emmanuel continues to boggle their empowerment programme.

The militants who are under the group Bakassi Freedom Fighters said the state government has abandoned them since they dropped arms and took the federal government amnesty threatened to vandalize pipelines at Frontier Oil Limited, FOL, and interrupt events at the Ibom International Airport and ExxonMobil.

Speaking through the spokesperson of the group, Commander Ebong Friday, said the state government has defaulted on the agreement reached with ex-militants in 2011.

“The Akwa-Ibom state government has neglected our members since we dropped our arms to embrace the Federal Government Amnesty Programme. We have waited this long to see whether the state government would see reasons to empower us to become independent so that we do not remember the past but government seems to have only deceived us.”

“So, the only way to remind the government of its promises to us is to disrupt activities in Akwa-Ibom Airport, ExxonMobil and vandalize pipelines at the FOL-Frontier Oil Limited.

“It is very unfortunate that the state government is taking us for granted, we dropped our arms at the course of the Presidential Amnesty Programme and embraced peace. “It was the Akwa-Ibom state government that pleaded with us to embrace the Amnesty Programme and we surrendered our arms with an agreement that they will train and integrate us in the society,” he said

Meanwhile, the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.- Gen. P.T. Boroh has refuted allegations making round the social media and some news headlines that his office is owing arrears in payment to beneficiaries of the amnesty programme.



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