Ex-militants protesting non-payment of stipends by the Federal Government. FILE

Reformed militants in Bayelsa State on Monday took to the streets and called for the removal of Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo.

The protesting militants blocked the Mbiama axis of the East/West road, causing a gridlock that lasted for about two hours.

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According to them, creating the blockade is to send a message to the Federal Government that they are not ready to accept ‘no’ for an answer.

They are also complained about the non-payment of their monthly stipend by the Federal Government, thereby issuing a 7-day ultimatum.

The protesters say they won’t remove it until they receive a phone call from the amnesty office agreeing to pay them their outstanding allowance owed them.