Some ex-militants stormed the secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Correspondents’ Chapel, in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, with a container of fuel, threatening to raze the building.
Officials of NUJ reported the matter to the army, B-Division Police station and State Security Service, SSS in Warri, which led to the arrest of two of the ex-militants by soldiers from the 3 Battalion, Effurun, Warri.
The Commanding Officer, Lt-Col Ifeanyi Otu, deployed his men as soon as he received distress call from reporters.
The ex-militants openly said that they wanted to do something ‘crazy’ to draw the attention of the Federal Government to their plight. Most of them, however, scaled the fence and fled when they sighted soldiers.
In a protest letter, which they dropped, they said, “We made several complaints to the Amnesty Office, they are not responding simply because they have embezzled the money.”