An ex- militant group has opened up of what they want to demand from the federal government during the proposed dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta region.

According to Punch reports,the group said they want the peace negotiation in Niger Delta region and want the government to fund the amnesty programme very well. Though the group accepted to be part of the peaceful negotiation proposed by Niger Delta leaders two days ago.

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File photo of militants operating in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Their leader Paul Toruwei statement:

“The amnesty programme should be well funded and allowed to run effectively while the government must fulfil its promise to build houses for ex-militants in the Niger Delta region,” the group stated. This was contained in a statement by its leader, Paul Toruwei. Its other demands were that: “There should be automatic employment of graduates in the areas of operation of major oil companies and the oil/pipeline surveillance contracts should be awarded to the youths of such places. “All oil polluted lands in the Niger Delta area should be cleaned up and compensation paid to all affected oil producing communities.”