Ex-Militant Leaders Issue Ultimatum to Presidency, Threaten “Total Disorder”

 

July 2011: The militants carrying white flags on their way to inform President Goodluck Jonathan about the failure of those saddled with handling the amnesty programme to pay them their N65, 000 monthly allowances. The militants told journalists that they were tricked into surrendering their arms and abandoned by the government

The ex-militants of the Niger Delta region have issued the presidency an ultimatum and have total disorder following a meeting held on August 12, 2012 at Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State where six thousand one hundred and sixty six [6166] ex-militant were in attendance.

The threat was contained in a communique signed by twelve [12] ex-militant Generals. According to the communique, “we the Six Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) ex-militant leaders are here to air out our burning grievances on the activities of the Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku not to escalate the present peace been enjoyed by the people of the Niger Delta region on issues that demands immediate answers of the amnesty programme because we don’t want to be part of the Bokoramic actions in this our great country”.

The group went on to give the Special Adviser to the President a one week ultimatum to respond to their demands or face the consequences. The group stated further in the communique that, “the Transition Safety Allowances (AST) which has long been paid to some leaders have not been paid to these six thousand one hundred and sixty-six members which was  agreed during the time of laying down our arms for the sake of peace and rapid development of the region. Expectedly, Hon. Kingsley Kuku will do well by calling on us to ensure our (leaders) two weeks entrepreneurs’ training outside Nigeria within this period as he (Kuku) has already made available for some ex-militant leaders who are set to travel out the country for their two week training this week”.

While thanking the Presidency and the leaders of the legislative arm of the federal government, the promised to remain law abiding citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria – should their ultimatum be met. It stated however that “if these ultimatums are not met, there will be total disorder right inside the amnesty office, Abuja. Therefore, we are calling on all concerned authorities to prevail on Hon. Kingsley Kuku to call us for the training exercise and the immediate payment of the Transition, Safety Allowances to the affected ex-generals. A stitch in time they say saves nine”.

See the communique below –

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX (6,166) EX-MILTANT LEADERS OF NIGER DELTA REGION ON THE 12TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2012 HELD IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE.

We wish to use this medium to thank Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President and Commander-in –Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Senate President and the Speaker of the Federal House of Representative for their day to day support on the Ex-militant Leaders of the Niger Delta region.

At this juncture, we the Six Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) ex-militant leaders are here to air out our burning grievances on the activities of the Special Adviser on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku not to escalate the present peace been enjoyed by the people of the Niger Delta region on issues that demands immediate answers of the amnesty programme because we don’t want to be part of the Bokoramic actions in this our great country.

Therefore, we the ex-militant leaders that comprise six thousand one hundred and Sixty Six (6,166) are calling on Hon. Kingsley Kemebridikumo Kuku to take note that we will not be patience for more than One (1) week from today being 12th August, 2012 to hear from him by calling on us to see how this ugly situation will be addressed without further delay.

Moreso, the Transition Safety Allowances (AST) which has long been paid to some leaders have not been paid to these six thousand one hundred and sixty-six members which was  agreed during the time of laying down our arms for the sake of peace and rapid development of the region. Expectedly, Hon. Kingsley Kuku will do well by calling on us to ensure our (leaders) two weeks entrepreneurs’ training outside Nigeria within this period as he (Kuku) has already made available for some ex-militant leaders who are set to travel out the country for their two week training this week.

Finally, we ever promised to be law abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria if these ultimatum are not met, there will be total disorder right inside the amnesty office, Abuja. Therefore, we are calling on all concerned authorities to prevail on Hon. Kingsley Kuku to call us for the training exercise and the immediate payment of the Transition, Safety Allowances to the affected ex-generals. A stitch in time they say saves nine.

Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria! Long Live Amnesty Programme!! Long Live Ex-Militant Leaders!!!

For and on behalf of Ex-Militant Leaders, we are:

1. General Stephen

2. General Master Okoria

3. General Aso Tambo

4. General Passman Golukumor

5. General Olotu Wanemi

6. General Action Ekereama

7. General Salvation Rufus

8. General Bekelatei Okio

9. General Appeal Indiowou

10. General Jumbo Bruce

11. General Ebikeniye C.S.O

12. General Tom Bush

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  1. Your Name...steelman August 22, 2012 at 12:56 am -

    The amnesty programme is a laudable idea @least 2 create a sense belonging in our restive youths. Wht about other law abiding nigerians especially workers of Delta Steel, delta state who re being denied their legitimate entitlements after serving d nation, some abt 33yrs? Pls, Mr president, we beg u.

  2. Godfrey Emmanuel August 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm -

    The special adviser to the president on amnesy should be investigated, the man is worse than a thief, d Fed, Gov, shld sack him before he ruin this amnesty program, and if he does d exmillitant would feel betrayed and that is nt going to go down well wth them thnk u.