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MEND declares 60-day ceasefire

July 13, 2009

Image removed.Effective, 0000 Hrs, Wednesday, July 15, 2009, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) will be observing a temporary ceasefire for a 60 day period.

 Several factors necessitated our decision; chiefly the release of Mr. Henry Okah from government custody.
 During this period, the Aaron team of wise men and women will be put together after consultations with relevant stakeholders. They will speak on our behalf and convey our demands to government.
 A compulsory prelude to talks is the withdrawal of the military Joint Task Forces from the Gbaramatu communities and the return of all the displaced persons back to their various homes.
Hopefully, the ceasefire period will create an enabling environment for progressive dialogue.

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