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- Published on Saturday, 30 June 2012 20:28
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
Some repentant Niger Delta Militants currently receiving vocational training in Ghana went on rampage yesterday over non payment of their monthly stipends, destroying properties worth millions of Naira belonging to the Ghanaian Hotel and other persons. Trouble was said to have started on Thursday morning at the Korrdam hotel,
Achimota, an Accra suburb when 30 of the 50 ex-freedom fighters vehemently refused to go for training that over non payment of stipends.
To further buttress their anger, they deflated the tyres of the bus meant to convey them to the training venue. The remaining 20 who insisted on proceeding with the training later went to town to get a vulcanizer to fix tyre, an action which did not go down well with the other parties who descended heavily on the vulcanizers, beating them to stupour and vandalized their equipments.
The injured workmen were reported to have cried to their communities, reinforced and besieged the hotel, threatening to deal with the ex-militants.
Both sides were reported to have thrown stones at each other.
An eye-witness account has it that the squabble could have degenerated into a big fracas between the Nigerians and Ghanians were it not for the timely
intervention of top police officers from the Tesano Police Command, led by Assistant Police Commissioner Bosu and the in-coming Nigerian High Commissioner, Chief Seyi Onafowokan.
However, the Police had insisted on arresting the Nigerians but the Diplomats intervened and pleaded that the matter will be amicably resolved.
The irate crowd was assuaged and the Nigerian youths were also calmed down.