PHOTONEWS:Ex- Militants Storm Port Harcourt To Demand Amaechi's "Resignation"

Ex-Niger Delta militants recruited by President Goodluck Jonathan stormed the entrance into the rivers' state government house  today to demand the resignation of Governor Rotimi Amaechi from office.

 The militants wearing colorful T-shirts, drums and wirlding sticks were largely peaceful even though sources close to the state government said several of them carried concealed weapons as they blocked the entrance into the government house effectively preventing the governor and his aides from leaving the government house.

 Mr. Amaechi has been engaged in a bitter standoff with President Jonathan over political differences as the governor opposes Mr. Jonathan's plan to get a second term in office. The protest today is believed to be a prelude to a total breakdown of law and order in the relatively peaceful city that would ultimately lead to the imposition of a state of emergency or outright removal of the governor from office.

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