Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Nigeria's Oil Militants Reject Amnesty(News Release By MEND).

"The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) categorically denies the orchestrated rumors being peddled by government agents and propagandists that MEND senior commanders, Farah Dagogo, Boyloaf and Soboma George have accepted to receive amnesty by proxy as carried in some local newspapers.

It is a shame that the interior minister and his cohorts are offering bribes and incentives to militants in a desperate attempt to get our cooperation in sharing the 50billion Naira budgeted for the amnesty exercise.

While it is true that some of us will succumb to the temptation of money as Judas did, there are a majority that will remain steadfast to integrity, honor and a commitment to the people who can not fight for their rights.

We want to reassure our people who are looking up to us that we will never compromise our birthright for a price.

MEND is waiting to hear if President Yar'Adua has anything new to offer in his expected address on Thursday, June 25 before responding accordingly.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Piper Alpha remains on course.

MEND condemns the arrest of Asari Dokubo by security agents at the MM Airport in Lagos and request for his unconditional release within the next 24 Hrs.

The purported arrest of nine men linked to the Agip pipeline sabotage is a case of looking for scape goats by the JTF to calm the oil majors who have lost confidence in them. Not one of the fighters who carried out the attack has been arrested".

Jomo Gbomo