Abuja Bomb Attack: MEND Blames Nigerian Security Lapses For Avoidable Loss Of Lives

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By Jomo Gbomo

The Movement For The Emancipation Of The Niger Delta (MEND) issued the statement below a few hours ago:

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) deeply regrets the avoidable loss of lives during our bomb attack in Abuja on Friday October 1, 2010. Our hearts go to the families of those killed who we know were sympathetic to our cause.

The irresponsible attitude of the government security forces is to blame for the loss of lives.They were given 5 days prior notice which led to the harassment of Henry Okah on Thursday, September 30 in South Africa. Okah has never been involved in any MEND operations but has always been blamed for every attack which is strange to us..

The security forces were also warned one full hour to the first bomb blast ahead of the general alert sent to the media and told to steer the public from all parked cars which was not done.

Jomo Gbomo
 

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we have to be careful in what ever we do

we have to be careful in what ever we do because we don't know when anything at all will happen okay

Thanks

Ativie Festus .O

we have to be careful in what ever we do

we have to be careful in what ever we do because we don't know when anything at all will happen okay

Thanks

Ativie Festus

Na waa for una President

Hahahaha so the 9suspects are linked to Henry Okah but the President says that mend is the one that committed the crime? Who are we going to believe now? Mr President do not rush to give us news because it is not your duty to do so. SSS, Police and Alabie are saying the same thing but you are the only one given us different news. Wonder shall never end. Do not forget what happened to former Spain's PM in 2004. Wait for investigation to conclude before saying anything. Election is around the corner, we are beginning to think that you are just the President of Niger Delta. If not why rushing to absolve Mend whereas South Africa Government has arrested and charged Henry Okah.

forces of darkness.

who ever are involved in that dastardly act of Friday,the 1st of October,2010 had only succeeded in writhing their own names in the Black book of life
On a day ALL Nigerians irrespective of whatever differences, came out to celebrate our common heritage,those members of the demonic team came out to kill our joy.May their joy be killed and may their fore bearers be partakers of their punishments here on earth and after all.
Nigerians,I mean genuine Nigerians, weep no more for GOD in His infinite mercy had heard your cries and given us a Joshua to take us to the next level of genuine independence.ALL HAIL NIGERIA.

Bomb blast

Nigerians should embark on praying & fasting. The people behind the bomb blast will not see the end of Nigeria 51 celebration. the act is evil & inhuman. Why can't them kill all our bastered leaders who wasted our resources because of their greediness. May God reward the perpetrator of the bomb blast & our past/present corrupt leaders will evalasting sorrow in Jesus name

Blessed Nigeria

I don ot subscribe to the Bloody labelling of Nigeria. Yes people died...it is criminal. not the Jonathan's fault or so. Where were they when Yaradua's captioors where playing hide and seek. You pessimist should let Jonathan be. We owe him Chrrist Centred prayers. It was a beautiful October 1st seeing young people taking initiaitives to celebrate the Nigeria we are building. Awesome sight is the gathering of people with Green White Green everywhere. We don't need the Govt to love our blessed country. God's agents don't kill to make any point. It is devlish and we pray God will deal with such evil hearts in Nigeria. Regardless of who these sinister characters are, Nigeria will be greater than these. I will, by the mercies of God, be alive to see the likes of those politician s who think they can play God over men put in their place. Learn from the wisdom Gen Abdusalami and the foolishness of Gen Abacha and IBB's stepping aside.

Blessed Nigeria

I don ot subscribe to the Bloody labelling of Nigeria. Yes people died...it is criminal. not the Jonathan's fault or so. Where were they when Yaradua's captioors where playing hide and seek. You pessimist should let Jonathan be. We owe him Chrrist Centred prayers. It was a beautiful October 1st seeing young people taking initiaitives to celebrate the Nigeria we are building. Awesome sight is the gathering of people with Green White Green everywhere. We don't need the Govt to love our blessed country. God's agents don't kill to make any point. It is devlish and we pray God will deal with such evil hearts in Nigeria. Regardless of who these sinister characters are, Nigeria will be greater than these. I will, by the mercies of God, be alive to see the likes of those politician s who think they can play God over men put in their place. Learn from the wisdom Gen Abdusalami and the foolishness of Gen Abacha and IBB's stepping aside.

Blessed Nigeria

I don ot subscribe to the Bloody labelling of Nigeria. Yes people died...it is criminal. not the Jonathan's fault or so. Where were they when Yaradua's captioors where playing hide and seek. You pessimist should let Jonathan be. We owe him Chrrist Centred prayers. It was a beautiful October 1st seeing young people taking initiaitives to celebrate the Nigeria we are building. Awesome sight is the gathering of people with Green White Green everywhere. We don't need the Govt to love our blessed country. God's agents don't kill to make any point. It is devlish and we pray God will deal with such evil hearts in Nigeria. Regardless of who these sinister characters are, Nigeria will be greater than these. I will, by the mercies of God, be alive to see the likes of those politician s who think they can play God over men put in their place. Learn from the wisdom Gen Abdusalami and the foolishness of Gen Abacha and IBB's stepping aside.

Blessed Nigeria

I don ot subscribe to the Bloody labelling of Nigeria. Yes people died...it is criminal. not the Jonathan's fault or so. Where were they when Yaradua's captioors where playing hide and seek. You pessimist should let Jonathan be. We owe him Chrrist Centred prayers. It was a beautiful October 1st seeing young people taking initiaitives to celebrate the Nigeria we are building. Awesome sight is the gathering of people with Green White Green everywhere. We don't need the Govt to love our blessed country. God's agents don't kill to make any point. It is devlish and we pray God will deal with such evil hearts in Nigeria. Regardless of who these sinister characters are, Nigeria will be greater than these. I will, by the mercies of God, be alive to see the likes of those politician s who think they can play God over men put in their place. Learn from the wisdom Gen Abdusalami and the foolishness of Gen Abacha and IBB's stepping aside.

Mr GoodLuck Your are Wrong

The president is now the mouth piece of MEND from what it sounds like. This is a country where hard working people are not rewarded at all. For you to be known in Nigeria, you have to be a millitant,Ex-fraudster,ex-convict or fake pastors.What he is scared of to condemn their activity even if they are your kinsmen…talking about true federalism here.It’s a nice thing a northerner has not said this about Harkam Boro.Even Ex-millitant are not going on a govt expense paid trip of the damage done by their so-called ex colleagues ..God help us..
What purpose has this killing serve still is beyond reason Mr Jomo or what ever you call yourself.

SHAME ON YOU MEND

WAHT A SHAMELESS ACT!!! U GUYS BETTER GO AND REPENT AND ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS CAUSE THE CRY OF THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT YOU HAVE KILLED,WILL SURE COME FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN S CHILDREN ,WHAT A CAUSE YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO YOUR GENERATION

not always

u can fool d people sometimes but definitely not always. we know as we always have where d bombs are coming from. u can always make desperate attempts to cover ur insatiable taste 4 blood. well, u ll not escape d wrath of God if not here on earth, definitely ...........

bomb blast-Jonathan involvement

Jonathan has succeeded in fooling Nigerians that the bomb blast in Abuja was a terrorist attacked. he has started pointing fingers at some politicians indirectly as the sponsor of the bomb blast without any investigation or any security report dissociating the MEND from the attack .Nigerians should now see the kind of leader Jonathan is trying to be. he has startes playing dirty who knows maybe he masterminded the bomb blast in order to discredit his political opponent. NIGERIA THINK ! THINK!! THINK!!! AND SEE THE NATURE OF THE PERSON YOU WANT TO ELECT COME 2011.

MEND's UNCALLED FIGHT

From all indication, MEND has turned itself to a mere terrorist group without focus. What was the bomb for? We have fought the military to a stand still with NADECO and other pro democracy groups. where was MEND all those time. The known leader of MEND Henry Orkah should be arrested and charged with murder. On the other hand, I think MEND is being used by some retired military juntas and past governors from Rivers and other South South states to truncate our nascent democracy.

THE EVIL GENIUS AT WORK; HE CANNOT SUCCEED

The statement above is what the campaign organisation of the evil genius is reechoing. Sure the script and the evil acts are the handiwork of the evil genius and this time around he must be brought to book and nailed before the people. The God of vengance is propping him up for all the blood he has shed. Nigerians cannot be deceived any longer and whoever calls himself MEND must come to the open this time around. The President is damn right to say that evil terrorists are suing the name of MEND to commit terrorist acts. They must be disgraced. God bless Nigeria.

The Bomb Blast

I thought MEND was an organization with some principles. They either must have allowed themselves to be used or have allowed stupidity to get into their heads. How will people sympathise with MEND if for the first time one of them is having the opportunity of running the affairs of this country and they want to ridicule him?

Where was MEND during the dark years of military mis-rule? Is MEND sure politicians have not infiltrated their ranks?

MEND should come out with a more definitive statement.

And MEND condemned 'The Christmas Day Bomber' who did not kill any one?

FOR EXAMPLE?

You are advising commentators to give their names but you yourself wrote anonymously.
If you have nothing to say, don’t give us wordy evidence of the fact.

Are we so blind not to see

Are we so blind not to see IBB 's hand at work?
are we do dumbed down with hunger and poverty that we cannot think deep?

God will destroy IBB. Amen

Ribadu, Jonathan, Gusau, ride on!

God deliver us from our Taskmasker IBB who corrupted us, enslaved us and tutored all our institutions: legal , traditional, religious, educational, political, etc on corruption.

Just like Jeroboam son of Nebat who sinned and taught Israel to sin.

When IBB smiles, please open your eyes and see the fangs. a 'fiend' indeed

I dont think mend is reponsible

Mend as a group i believe have not lost their vision for a free and self controlled Niger delta. Some elements have an interest and decide to be terrorist. I believe if MEND have rogue members they should also help security agencies to investigate. it shows the are honorable men and not a mischievous entity.

God is watching

ok no one has the monopoly of violence,
I know about over 20 villages that there occupation is producing guns,, the igbos that manufactured bomb - Ogbuligwe are still alive,

if this mend kill any core igbo man in there terrorist act , then we shall retaliate , president Jonathan must be joking by telling us that it is not mend when mend said it is them what is happening here is the president covering his kinsmen, is he Jonathan trying to be the Daka boro 1956? will Nigeria be save in his hand? with the police closed is there security again?

Mend Bomb Lagos Jetty and now Abuja? amny of this MEnd are core Muslim Foundamentalist, they have link with USama Bin Ladin, JOE can you deleiver?
and you mean our 10Billion has gone just like that in the worst independence story ever held - we see nothing.exepct BOMBING

IT IS A PITY.

MY HUMBLE SYMPATHY GOES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE BOMB BLAST.THAT SHOWS HOW UNHAPPY THE COMMON MAN IN NIGERIA STREETS ARE.NEXT OUR SECURITY HAS TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATION,AS THE TREAT OF THE BOMB WERE POSTED TO THE NETS OUR SLUGGISH SECURITY AGENTS PRE OCCUPIED THEIR MINDS WITH HOW THEY CAN ENRICH THEMSELVES CORRUPTLY INSTEAD OF MAKING BEST OUT OF THIER JOBS.ANOTHER IMPORTANT ISSUE IS HOW OUR GOVERNMENT DONT VALUE THE LIVES OF COMMON MAN IN THE STREET,THEY PROVIDE ADQUATE SECURITY TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENTS AND IMPORTANT GUESTS,WHAT ABOUT OUR COMMON MAN IN THE STREETS.THINGS ARE CHANGING O,IF THEY DONT ACT NOW TOMMORROW MIGHT BE WORST TO TODAY.

yaradua's blood will avenge itself

Those of you who were supporting a moron like jonathan just because he is from niger delta should now have a rethink. his litany of woes is as long as river niger. how can he lie that there was no zoning and yet quote the very section that says there is zoning? how can he tell nigerians in diaspora not to return home except they dont have 'genuine business' abroad? how can he be defending his brothers MEND, when those ones have doubly claimed responsibility? is he a member of MEND? Is YOUR, NOT MY, President their spokesman? If he knew who was responsible, why didnt he arrest them before letting them kill so many people? what kind of dumbass is this fucker? why is he such a prolific liar? well, there you have it. the bomb blasts in abuja is a declaration of war in this country. the days to come will show who and who did it and what the war will look like. that they could strike at the heart of this country is significant. if they are foreigners as jonathan claims, wecan imagine how they penetrated the centre of the country without being accosted. if the SSS detonated so many bombs at STATE HOUSE car park and HILTON car park, and this still happened, we can imagine their reach. GOODLUCK HAS YARADUA'S BLOOD ON HIS HANDS. HE AND HIS FATHER, THE MAD, FRAUDULENT OBASANJO. THAT QUITE MAN'S BLOOD WILL AVENGE ITSELF! THEY ARE JUST STARTING

Needless!

This needn't have happened. Greed is the root cause. It is beyond just MEND. There must be a fifth-columnist amongst the politicians, bent on grinding issues with the perceived opportunistic approach of GEJ to clench power, forgetting the fact that all who got there before were opportunists as well.

Gbomo Jomo must surely be

Gbomo Jomo must surely be lying - wanting to take credit just for publicity. After all According to our "God-sent" and "Divine Goodluck" President and C-in-C of the Federal Republic, the bombs were planted by terrorists. And since MEND are mainly jolly good Ijaw cousins and freedom fighters they cannot be responsible because they are not terrorists. I think we should look towards Minna and Yola for the culprits......or even perhaps PH because one should never trust that Ikwerre boy he may want to pay back the C-in-C for the his humiliation by her excellency. I assure you Papa Clark and the GoodLuck-the messiah-campaign crowd will provide all the proof you need in the coming days....

Re: MEND'S UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH IBRAHIM BABANGIDA

Stone it looks like you are an agent of the evil terrorists called MEND. You are mixing up too many different things in putting forward your point. I am not a fan of IBB. But it is clear that you are trying to create a diversion as a cover for the evil terrorist act by your organisation. Terror and its sympathisers have no place in Nigeria or anywhere in the world

Nigeria will flourish again

The whole story is getting more clearer to us now.
With deep sense of sympathy to the families and friends who lost there loved once in the attack, we pray that God will console u and make there secrets( The bombers) known to all and punish whoever is involved severly for taking innocent peoples life.
it is obvious dt this proclaimed MEND attack as a reason and a purpose,because:
1) Why will MEND want to cause an attack d day when there own is the president.
2) They said they blame the nigerian security force cos they've already alerted them.(It's obvious dt they want us to believe dt this government has nothing to offer in terms of security. Less they forget, as nigerians we have a resilent spirit we know what is right, we are sayin NO to second slavery.
3)The group of people sponsoring these attacks are politicians dt can do anything, including taking innocent peoples life in order to gain power in the next election.
They can only make calculations and assumptions but all in all God's will will come to past.

Believe me, if you have seen

Believe me, if you have seen war and lost people so precious to you, you wont call for war in Naija

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While i am opposed to the persistence of corruption in our leadership, it is unacceptable that the shedding of innocent blood will be prescribed as a means of achieving this end.

Please.. please.. please..

Please.. please.. please.. please... stop all these yapping praising the MEND. Innocent people died for no reason and people have the gust to say that more people should die. All of you supporting MEND in this action must be insane. What did this reckless act accomplish other than turn people like me who were supporting MEND, change our minds. All those that are involved in this shameful act will be cut and brought to justice. The day of reckoning have come for you cowards. There will be no hiding place.

MEND THE MOST FOOLISH GROUP

IF YOU ARE CRYING FOUL BEFORE, WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN BLOOD NOW IN CONTROL AFTER ALMOST 50YRS? WHY NOT GIVE HIM SUPPORT TO PERFORM SINCE THOSE BEFORE HIM FAILED YOU RATHER THN KILLING INNOCENT CITIZEN? YOU MIGHT GET AWAY WITH THIS BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS CORUPT BUT GOD WILL VISIT YOU IN HIS WRATH IF YOU FAIL TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS AND REPENT

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