Thursday, 4 April 2013

MEND to resume attack on Friday, April 5

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has announced that it has concluded plans to commence attacks in the Niger Delta region. 

The spokesman of MEND, Jomo Gbomo, in its latest statement, said the militant group would commence attacks from midnight on Friday, April 5 in sustained attacks code-named “Hurricane Exodus.” According to Gbomo, “Hurricane Exodus is a direct repercussion of a forged threat letter contrived by the Nigerian and South African governments purporting to have originated from MEND,” which he said contributed to the jail term handed Okah by the court.

MEND vowed that “the attacks will be sustained until an unreserved apology is offered to MEND and the Nigerian government shows their willingness to dialogue, the same way they are willing to dialogue with Boko Haram.” The Joint Military Task (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, in its reaction said it got wind of the statement before it was issued and advised those parading themselves as MEND members to desist from any action that could disrupt the peace in the Niger Delta.

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