Protesting ex-militants, Thursday barricaded the Mbiama axis of the East-West road over the non-payment of their allowance by the amnesty office.

The protesters, led by the Bayelsa State Third Phase Amnesty chairman, Ebi John were said to have barricaded the road as early as 7am, thus obstructing the flow of traffic.

Motorists and travellers plying the route were stranded as the protesters chanted war songs demanding the immediate payment of their allowance.

But military operatives in patrol vans and two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) arrived the scene, shooting in the air to dislodge the protesting youth.

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The leader of the ex-millitants, Ebi John accused the amnesty office insensitivity, adding that the office and the Accountant-General were deliberately delaying their allowances.

“We came to express our grievances on the road because there are some abnormalities going on. We felt we should come out for the public and the masses to know our plight.