Ex-militants from the Niger Delta area of the country caused pandemonium in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital city as they blocked the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, a major road which links the capital city with the Southern parts of the country. This resulted in long traffic jam as travellers on the very busy road were unable to proceed beyond Gwagwalada.

The militants, who carried white flags, said they came to inform President Goodluck Jonathan about the failure of those saddled with handling the amnesty programme to pay them their N65, 000 monthly allowances. The militants told journalists that they were tricked into surrendering their arms and abandoned by the government.***