Niger Delta Activists Dismiss MEND As Fiction, Condemn Committee On Boko Haram Amnesty

By SaharaReporters, New York

Some Niger Deltans activists, under the “High Command of Joint Revolutionary Council of Niger Delta,” have asserted that anyone claiming to be acting in the name of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) is an impostor because MEND was disbanded in 2009 by its alleged leaders following their acceptance of a Presidential Amnesty offer.

“People should advise those who use the name of MEND to threaten and score cheap political points to desist from traveling on that doomed path that only leads to oblivion and destruction,” the activists said in a statement sent to media by their spokesman, Bakabio Walter.

The group denounced the announcement by the so-called MEND to attack Muslims and mosques, as well as the amnesty being proposed for the Boko Haram sect.

“It is about two years now since Goodluck Jonathan was elected as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Nigerian State,” the statement said, describing the period as being characterized by all manners of medieval barbarism; prominent of which are the acts of terrorism of Boko Haram claims.

It warned that terrorist groups are investigated, exposed, confronted, defeated and annihilated just as the United States has promised in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Anything short of that will mean conceding defeat and declaring victory in their favour. It is the duty of the Nigerian Authority to bring the perpetrators of terrorism to justice and not dialogue with or grant amnesty to terrorists,” it said, stressing that the offer of a Presidential Amnesty to terrorists therefore falls short of international norms and best practices.

“It is in this light that we in the Revolutionary Command of the Joint Revolutionary Council of Niger Delta condemn all the pressures being put on Goodluck Jonathan by the political north to grant unconditional amnesty to all the terrorists of the Boko Haram stock. Consequently, we call on him to beware as this may be “the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau”. The purported rejection of a possible amnesty offer by the self-acclaimed leader of the terrorist group is a pointer to the direction that those who are advocating for the Presidential Amnesty offer are definitely not in touch with the terrorists but are only queuing up to make political and other capital out of it.

The group said that what Nigeria needs now is a national dialogue in the form of a Sovereign National Conference (SNC).

“This is the missing link in the peace effort in the Niger Delta,” the group argued.  “Then people thought that the mere declaration of a Presidential Amnesty offer without a corresponding comprehensive process was capable of permanently ending the agitating mode of the region; the contrary has been proven.”

It stressed that the responsibility of protecting lives and properties, including bringing terrorists to justice is that of government, the primary purpose of government that nobody should arrogate that to themselves.

“Somebody claiming to represent Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) threatened to avenge the massacre of innocent civilians by terrorists in the north by bombing mosques, killing Muslim clerics, etc. I wish to make it abundantly clear that it is not their place to do that. Whoever issued that statement must be an impostor as MEND was disbanded in 2009 by its alleged leaders following their acceptance of a Presidential Amnesty offer.  People should advise those who use the name of MEND to threaten and score cheap political points to desist from traveling on that doomed path that only leads to oblivion and destruction.”

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boko haram and govt officials

You might not be far from the truth, we all know the arrest of many members of the assembly and read report of obasanjor meeting with then leader before he was assassinated! When the children or family members of those sponsoring them are killed, then the government will step up, for now only innocently citizens are being killed. 7fFec

Hmmmnnn

people fail to understand that government is behind all these crisis wether the boko haram or the mend sect but what ever the case we are always praying for peace in our country and Allah's name Nigeria will come to it's normal position. Insha Allah!!

I strongly believe that

I strongly believe that Nigeria needs MENDing.

Check: http://usaveone.blogspot.com

MEND

The true meaning of MEND is not what pple think but Muslims Enemies Never Die

WHAT IS IN A NAME?

I don't understand this fixation with names.

This is how politicians are fighting over who should be called APC or ASPIRIN or ALABUKUN.

Now some monkeys are arguing over who should be called MEND and who should not. Once upon a time, anybody who could explode a grenade or cut an oil pipeline to siphon petrol or kidnap oyibo could call themselves MEND without argument. Now only those who drink akpeteshi in the villa want to be called MEND.

So why don't these guys simply call themselves MAD. That is what they all are afterall!

 

Aluta!

 

Gwobezentashi

MEND hijacked by Alams and Jonathan

The weird statement by the phoney outfit calling itself “High Command of Joint Revolutionary Council of Niger Delta” is another strange outburst from Jonathan's mafia enclave called Aso Rock. When it suits them, Jonathan and his entourage deny or confirm the existence of MEND. A little over two years ago when MEND admitted authorship of a bomb blast that killed several Nigerians in Abuja, Jonathan himself did not deny the existence of post- Amnesty MEND. What bothered him at the time was that MEND did actually accept responsibility for the bombing instead of colluding with him to blame the heinous act on imaginary northern politicians. Today. Jonathan and his attack dogs like Alams and Oritsejafor have highjacked MEND Jona's evel 2015 schemes. Why are the faceless clowns calling themselves ND "activists" not talking about sleazy Alams's pardon? Or Jona's corruption and his evil PDP's 14 yrs of misgovernance - the source of Nigeria's problems now?

Mend Fiction

Does that mean they have some insider information the public is unaware of? The government could have disbanded them but there is no guarantee they are not going back on their promise. So, how can they be so sure?

na snc we need but gej dey confused.

na snc we need but gej dey confused.He said he needs the stake holders to make the demand for snc.
that is to say all ex-head of state...traditional leaders and federal politicians.
but i hope say bh no go escalate to drive-by shooting of their northern oppressors plus grenade launching at all politicians...their private planes too...ah abeg oh!!!!!!!!make gej no run away from naija oh! na wao! pls, bh take am easy on them oh! aaaahhhhh!!!!!

THE WORD OF AN ELDER MAKES SENSE

The carrot and stick approach is what clueless clan of Jonathan will be forced to take. Abati and Okupe will surely know that they need lecture on how to solve this problem.

GEJ can't organize SNC but can organize amnesty for terrorists

We know that MEND press release was written in Aso Rock so we are not deceived. ike @wahala said, they can't burst a balloon! Niger Delta has been crying for SNC for how long now ... is it not an irony that under a Niger Delta man, the SNC is becoming almost impossible. Same Jonathan who has refused to mention SNC wants to rush through an ill-fated amnesty programme for terrorists against all reasoning. Only those suffering from poverty of mind like akpos1, oleku, deri and other crumbies believe anything good can come out of this drunk. All he's after is 2015 and would sacrifice anything to appease those his supporters have accused WRONGLY of supporting Boko Haram in the past just to get the 2015 ticket. The Deri's, Oleku's and akpos1 are just necessary causalities; MORONS !

We know that MEND press release was written in Aso Rock

We know that MEND press release was written in Aso Rock so we are not deceived. ike @wahala said, they can't burst a balloon! Niger Delta has been crying for SNC for how long now ... is it not an irony that under a Niger Delta man, the SNC is becoming almost impossible. Same Jonathan who has refused to mention SNC wants to rush through an ill-fated amnesty programme for terrorists against all reasoning. Only those suffering from poverty of mind like akpos1, oleku, deri and other crumbies believe anything good can come out of this drunk. All he's after is 2015 and would sacrifice anything to appease those his supporters have accused WRONGLY of supporting Boko Haram in the past just to get the 2015 ticket. The Deri's, Oleku's and akpos1 are just necessary causalities; MORONS !

Are these ghosts activists

Are these ghosts activists without names?

asare dokubo pls get out of this childish game

Its time brother Asare Dokubo among other leaders from the SS, do all within their reach to keep off the news stand for now--MEND was used and dumped by the regional powers working for Buhari-because they wanted to gain access to the presidency-to alienate the forces behind d liberation struggle in the SS-stop dem from reaching out to aso rock! Its time for all the militants to come together to champion the cause of the suffering masses in the SS-9ja is 52 yrs old and not 2 as some may want us to believe! MEND would have achieved the objectives for which it was set up if it had not aligned itself to the smelly thoughts of the tripod--Okah allowed the regionalist to deceive him into abandoning the struggle-the same way Asare himself was lured into following the satanic ideas of Amaechi and his far eastern brothers band of the west?

Alams the cross-dresser at work

The weird statement by the phoney outfit calling itself “High Command of Joint Revolutionary Council of Niger Delta” is another strange outburst from Jonathan's mafia enclave called Aso Rock. When it suits them, Jonathan and his entourage deny or confirm the existence of MEND. A little over two years ago when MEND admitted authorship of a bomb blast that killed several Nigerians in Abuja, Jonathan himself did not deny the existence of post- Amnesty MEND. What bothered him at the time was that MEND did actually accept responsibility for the bombing instead of colluding with him to blame the heinous act on imaginary northern politicians. Today. Jonathan and his attack dogs like Alams and Oritsejafor have highjacked MEND Jona's evel 2015 schemes. Why are the faceless clowns calling themselves ND "activists" not talking about sleazy Alams's pardon? Or Jona's corruption and his evil PDP's 14 yrs of misgovernance - the source of Nigeria's problems now?

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