EX-MILITANTS said to be members of theÂ Deadly Underdogs in Delta State are at daggers drawn with their leader, Ezekiel Akpasubio over alleged non-remission of their full N65, 000 monthly stipends from the Federal Government to them.
But in a reaction, Deadly Underdogs leader, Mr. Akpasubio told Sunday Vanguard on phone, â€œAs I speak to you now, I am paying the ex-militants that worked with me. Donâ€™t mind those who said I am not paying them, they are liars. Money was paid late into my account yesterday (Friday) and I started payment, the allegation is not trueâ€.
One of the ex-militants who spoke on phone said, â€œWhat we are saying is that he is short-changing us, he is not paying us the actual amount that the Federal Government approved for us, I donâ€™t even know why they had to pay into his account, we have opened our own accounts and given them our account numbers, why are they paying into his accountâ€.
â€œSome of us are holding back the more violent ones among us, we are up to 400 in number here and we are not happy. If not for the intervention of some of us, the more violent ones would have gone into the creeks on Friday to blow up pipelines, but we have told them to behave maturely and should not return to violence because of one man, that is why we are crying out so that government will address the matter.
â€œThere is no complaint in Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tomopolo camp because the actual money for his boys was paid into their accounts, why is our own differentâ€, he said.