Some former Niger Delta militants temporarily blocked the east-west road at Ughelli in Delta state on Tuesday, disrupting traffic for almost an hour.
The former militants were demanding that the amnesty office pay their outstanding allowances and other entitlements.
The angry youths who displayed their placards with various inscriptions blocked the major expressway halting traffic saying their action was taken as plea over non-payment of their training allowance and empowerment.
The young people were trained in leather works, ICT, fashion design amongst others and their trainer has graduated over 500 of them since the inception of the Amnesty programme.
The Amnesty programme was established in 2009 by the federal government as a strategy to pacify the restive youths of the Niger Delta region. Ten years after, the programme has helped to reintegrate these young men and women from the dangerous creeks, back into the society through these training and empowerment which contribute to the peace and economic growth of the Niger Delta Region and Nigeria at large.