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"MEND has no option than to appreciate the process of transformation initiated by this regime",
“Obviously it is no longer in the interest of peace or an issue of just agitation to make such threat of bombing the eagle square.”
The above were parts of a joint statement issued in Port Harcourt, capital city of Oil rich Rivers State of Nigeria today by the Watchdog of Niger Delta and the Niger Delta Peace Movement. The statement was signed by the President and Secretary-general of the two organizations.
The groups opined that it was not just for innocent citizens to suffer for the sins of past bad leadership."
They advised Nigerians to carefully consider every action to be taken, "otherwise the essence of our creation will be defeated".
They also advised MEND and other militant groups to help bring lasting peace to the country.
The Movement For The Emancipation Of Niger Delta(MEND) yesterday issued the following statement: “On October 1, 2011, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) intends to place bombs within and in the immediate vicinity of Eagle square, venue for the proposed 2011 independence anniversary celebrations.
After fifty one years of independence, Nigerians still have nothing to celebrate.
The general public is strongly advised to consider this as a first and final warning. No additional warnings will be issued subsequent to deployment or detonation of these devices which will be novel in nature.”