â€“ Egi Freedom Fighters, has made made a 10-point demand that must be met before they will accept the amnesty offered by the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike
â€“ Egi Freedom Fighters warned that it would reject the state amnesty programme, unless all the conditions were met
A militant group, Egi Freedom Fighters, has made made a 10-point demand that must be met before they will accept the amnesty offered by the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike.
Egi Freedom Fighters warned that it would reject the state amnesty programme, unless all the conditions were met.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt and published in Punch, the militant asked the government to rebuild their houses destroyed during a military raid of Egiland.
â€œWe demand the rebuilding of all houses damaged in Egi and release of all the people arrested during the raid of Egi community.
â€œAny skills acquisition and scholarship must come from Total Nigeria Plc. and not from the state government. Total Nigeria Plc. must create jobs for youths of host communities and maintain all existing structures in the communities.
â€œBeneficiaries of scholarships must be the less-privileged in the community. Total Nigeria must create special opportunities for the widows whose houses were affected by the raid.â€
The report added that the chairman of the state amnesty programme, Sir Kenneth Chinda, said the position of the militants was not a collective decision of the Egi people.
The agitators also alleged that Total Exploration and Production Nigeria was behind the raid of Obiezemini in Egi community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA by soldiers.
Calling for the release of their members in custody of security agencies, the militant group also demanded the provision of employment opportunities for the youths of the community and the local government area in general.