Thursday, 4 April 2013


A statement issued by the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta  (MEND), Wednesday, stated that the group will commence attacks in the country over the trial and subsequent imprisonment of its leader, Henry  Okah by a court in South Africa. The statement which was signed by MEND's  spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo said the purported hostilities is to protest “a  forged letter written by the Federal Government to the South African  government which was used as evidence against Okah during his trial.” MEND  said that the attacks will commence from 00:00 hours on Friday, April 5,  but was silent on the targeted locations. The militant group threatens that  the attacks will be sustained until an unreserved apology is tendered to  MEND and the Federal Government shows it willingness to dialogue.

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