Ex-Militants Storm Abuja Highways


Ex-militants from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria started causing major commotion in Gwagwalada area of Abuja, the Federal Capital city, as they blocked the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, a major road which links the capital city with the Southern parts of the country. This resulted in major traffic hold up as travelers on the very busy road were unable to proceed beyond Gwagwalada.

The militants, who carried white flags, said they came 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.

Recent  Reports indicate that most of the militants have returned to their homes, however, those who remained behind have been granted a meeting with the Minister of the Niger Delta.

However, traffic remains heavy along the Gwagwalada road and the Nigerian Army remains on high alert throughout the city.

Source: Linda Ikeji & 234next.com