Ex-militants from the coastal space of Ondo State on Monday threatened to return to the creeks over their alleged exclusion from the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The aggrieved ex-militants who berated the federal authorities for not together with them within the programme mentioned the administration isn’t delicate to their plights.
The aggrieved protesters from Ilaje and Ese-Odo Native Authorities Areas, whereas addressing newsmen alleged that they have been lured into submitting their arms however have been later deserted.
The spokesperson of the previous militants, Common Job
Omotuwa and Common Ogailo Ibori appealed to the federal government to soak up and enlist them into the Amnesty Programme.
“We the youths and ex-militants of the mandate areas in Ondo State which includes Ilaje and Ese-Odo Native Authorities Areas of Ondo State have been deserted and uncared for by the federal government at varied ranges in its Presidential Amnesty Programme until date having been so disarmed for reintegration.
“lt is painful to notice that until date, no step or nothing has been made to soak up, ameliorate, mitigate and cushion our struggling and such calls in your trustworthy, drastic and immediate consideration being the Honourable Safety Adviser to the President to help and assist us to be so absorbed within the Presidential Amnesty Programme as an integral a part of the combination course of sir.
“Having been disarmed and deserted by the federal government so far, we will now not feed ourselves, household(s), cater for family members, sponsor ourselves, kids or dependents in attaining their varied academy objective/pursuits. We’ve got been left in despair, ill-fate and neglect regardless of relentless efforts made to succeed in out to the federal government.
“Lastly, we strongly imagine in your potential in resolving and eradicating our neglect within the present Presidential Amnesty Programme, in any other case, we shall be left with no different possibility than to return to our former technique of livelihood if the federal government continues in it neglect of us”
Ondo ex-militants threaten to return to creeks over Amnesty Programme