Thursday, 9 June 2011

News Release: MEND Reiterates Planned Attacks

Due to doubts as to the authenticity of our previous statement by the Joint Task Force (JTF), the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is again stating it clearly that we will be commencing with our promised attacks on the oil industry and the occupying Nigerian government forces in the Niger Delta starting with the ENI group, the occupying government forces and then all other oil companies operating in the Niger Delta.
The justice seeking people of the Niger Delta have suffered long enough from decades of gas flaring and oil spillages which have only being tainted by bribes. 

We re-iterate our lack of respect for President Goodluck Jonathan. Rather than addressing the root issues responsible for militancy in the Niger Delta, he is misleading gullible foreign investors and the oil companies operating in the Niger Delta in believing his presidency marks the end of militancy in the Niger Delta. 

MEND and other armed groups in the Delta are not sacrificing the lives of their fighters for the provision of social amenities. We are fighting to reclaim our stolen land and restore our environment destroyed by the activities of irresponsible western oil companies.

Amnesty Charade:
The so-called Amnesty Committee headed by a Kingsley Kuku who is absolutely clueless of the Niger Delta issues is just another ploy to plunder the resources of the Niger Delta.
We urge the government to do the right thing by probing this amnesty committee and not listening to a group of miscreants calling themselves ex-creek warlords. This group of miscreants are only fighting to protect the bribes they are currently enjoying from the Nigerian government.

International con artists from America and other countries are claiming to have reformed the miscreants assembled by the government at its post-amnesty camps after two weeks. If it is that easy why is the American prison system over-burdened with about 2.3 million in its jails?

The Nigerian government should draw their vision from countries such as China and Russia who are advancing economies and not hypocrites like America with 14 Trillion Dollars in debt and 14.9% unemployment rate.

Hypocrisy of the United Kingdom and South Africa:
The British government has put itself at the forefront in the campaign to blame the problems of the Niger Delta on its corrupt governors. The real problems of the Niger Delta and core cause of agitation is the pollution and theft of our land by the oil companies and certain Nigerians from outside the region. Governors and other traitorous indigenes of the Niger Delta are mere collaborators.

The British government continues to act as a political thug to the Nigerian government, settling scores for the government in power as was the case with DSP Alamieyeseigha and James Ibori

Virtually every government since independence has looted the national treasury and transferred such stolen funds to British banks. The British government should in the spirit of transparency bring all these individuals who include ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and the wife of the serving president to book as the EFCC appears to have forgotten that Mrs Patience Jonathan was in the process of being charged with attempts to launder stolen money to the UK, the same offence former governor Ibori is charged with.

The EFCC should make public the names of all those implicated in the Halliburton bribery scandal the very same way they were quick in listing the names of bank debtors in the national newspapers.

It is very unfortunate that South Africa has decided to stoop so low and join the league of myopic African countries to be bullied by the Nigerian government.

This is a country that knows first hand what it means to fight for justice, slavery and human rights but has chosen to descend to the depths of countries such as Congo , Nigeria and Angola
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) salutes the courage and dedication of its fighters and land operatives who are preparing very hard for the resumption of our attacks.

Jomo Gbomo

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