Militants reject Wike’s amnesty in Rivers

– Some militants are not interested in ditching their weapons for amnesty programme by Rivers governor Nyesome Wike because they are worth more than food

– Another group of militants say that they will keep fighting until their demands are met by the government

Governor Wike’s amnesty programme rejected by militants
Two new militant groups in Rivers state have said that they do not want to be part of Governor Nyesom Wike’s amnesty programme.

The groups, Egi Freedom Fighters in the Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area and the Kalar Bomber in Ikwerre local government area remained adamant that until their demands are met, they would not laid down their arms.

Egi Freedom Fighters’ spokesperson Jennifer Black insisted in a statement that the group is not a criminal gang and does not indulge in criminal activities but resorted to armed struggle to draw attention to the age-long oppression, intimidation and injustice against the people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government area.

She said the group wants all houses damaged in Egi communities by alleged security forces sent by some companies in the area to be rebuilt and all arrested during the raid of Egi community be released.

Leader of Kalar Bombers, Machete said his group the government did not approach them directly and they cannot give up their ammunition reprtedly worth more than N500million for just some  food by the state amnesty programme.