Group backs Akwa Ibom militants’ call for Dikio sack
Another militant group, the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV), has supported a call by Akwa Ibom militants for the sack of the Presidential Amnesty Programme’s (PAP’s) Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (retd).
A body, ‘Uyekisong’, last week initiated the campaign for the removal of Dikio for alleged discrimination and marginalisation of militants from Akwa Ibom State.
It demanded that Dikio be replaced with a substantive special adviser/coordinator.
Following a statement yesterday in Uyo by the NDV President General, his deputy, Gen. Ekpo Ekpo and Capt. Nsidibe Etim, it insisted on restructuring of the programme to meet its mandate.
The group lamented that of the 200 ex-agitators trained in vocational skills by the PAP, none was an Akwa Ibom indigene.