Some ex-militants from Isoko community of Delta State, have issued a seven-day ultimatum to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) and the Federal Government to address what they termed the marginalization of Isoko people in pipeline surveillance contracts.
Acting on the aegis of Isoko chapter of Host Communities of Nigeria, (HOSTCOM), the ex-militants threaten to take action against oil and gas servicing companies in their area if their demands were not met.
The groups, in a statement by Mr. Morrister Idibra, chairman, Julius Omoyibo, and 22 others, threatened to unleash their grievances on oil companies in their area on the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum.
The group called on government to decentralize the contract to members of the host communities in the Niger Delta region.
The groups warned that their calmness should not be taken for granted, noting that contract should not be used to settle political jobbers.
The ex-militants said there was need for the contract to cut across all tribes in the region rather than restricting it to the Ijaws.