ABUJA BLASTS: EX-MILITANTS STORM ABUJA TODAY
Leaders of the former Niger Delta militia groups will storm Abuja today to denounce the October 1 bomb blast that left many people dead in Abuja, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr. Timi Alaibe, said yesterday in Abuja.
Alaibe said the ex-militiant leaders would also visit the wounded victims of the blasts in the hospitals as well as the sight of 'the dastardly bombings where they would repudiate the action.'
Alaibe who spoke through a statement signed on his behalf by his media aide, Henry Ogbolue, said the Abuja visit would be in commemoration of the first anniversary of the amnesty and to underscore the success of the programme.
'Having disarmed and embraced the offer of amnesty from the Federal Government a year ago, the leaders of the former militant groups in the Niger Delta have since registered their disgust at the Abuja bombings and are poised to use the opportunity of the commemoration of one year of amnesty proclamation to debunk the insinuation that agitators in the Niger Delta were involved,' Alaibe said.
Expected at today's event, according to the statement, are Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), Mr. Victor Ben (Boyloaf), Chief Ateke Tom, Fara Dagogo, John Togo, Gen. Shoot Asight, Pastor Reuben, Gen. Ezekiel, Joshua Miccaival, Bonney Gawei, Gen. Aboy, Gen. Ogunbos and Gen. Africa.