Nigeria says will make overdue payments to ex-militants in Niger Delta

Nigeria will soon pay all the overdue cash stipends it owes former militants who signed up for an amnesty in 2009 in the Niger Delta oil hub, the government said on Thursday.
Militants have threatened to resume attacking oil facilities should the cash payments not be made.
“We advise all to remain calm as all stipend arrears and other outstanding payments under the program will soon be paid,” the office of the government amnesty program said in a statement.
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