The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) today in a press statement described President Goodluck Jonathan as a “spineless wimp and a coward who is willing to sacrifice the lives of Niger Delta indigenes to please the Western governments and oil companies.”

It warned the government it was getting ready to renew violence “with the training of new fighters joining our various camps and promises that the results will be felt both nationally and internationally, very soon.”

The Movement was commenting on a statement credited to the spokeswoman of the State Security Services, Mrs Marilyn Ogar, in which she said that over 100 Boko Haram members recently arrested in connection to the police headquarters bombing in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja would not be prosecuted but will be resolved politically.

“This is a blatant disregard to all Christians in Nigeria killed with impunity and also an insult to all Niger Deltans as the government is displaying double standards as regards the Niger Delta indigenes falsely and unlawfully arrested over the October 1st bomb blast carried out by our field operatives,” the statement said. 


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