MEND Calls On Niger Delta Militants To “Unite And Cripple The Oil Industry”

The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) today called on all breakaway genuine militant groups to “unite and cripple the oil industry in Nigeria once and for all and stand strong to face a common enemy.”

The latest statement is an indication of the breakdown of negotiations between the Federal government and a faction of the militant groups in the Niger Delta.

In a statement sent to The Times of Nigeria and signed by Jomo Gbomo, MEND said, “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) supports and commends the position taken by the Ijaw Youth Leaders Forum as outlined in its communiqué dated December 14, 2007.”

The statement continued, “MEND has long suspected the insincerity of the Nigerian government, the military, and oil majors along with their collaborators, notably the likes of traitors such as Asari Dokubo and General O.Azazi who have sold their birth rights for a bowl of porridge.”

“The secret memo leaked from the office of the Chief of Defence Staff affirms the insincerity of the government to plan an attack while at the same time pretending to talk peace. This revelation makes it impossible for any disarmament to take place at this time.

“We call on all genuine militant groups to unite and cripple the oil industry in Nigeria once and for all and stand strong to face a common enemy. The time has come for all breakaway factions to come together and wage war of a different kind in 2008.” It concluded.

 

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6 responses to “MEND Calls On Niger Delta Militants To “Unite And Cripple The Oil Industry”

  1. crayfish back don bend

  2. I don’t think we are fighting for the Niger Delta again.

  3. Whatever it is let it be. If it is fight for secession let it come and end quickly. Imagine in Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, Agip, NNPC, DPR, NAPIMS etc, the yrubas control about 60% of the work force. While the whole Niger Delta put together doesnt account for 10%. notwithstanding the Nigerian labour law that says 60% of the work force should be from the community. Instead of correcting this evil, OBJ tried to smuggle Olokola into Niger Delta and declared it a free trade zone and we want peace in Nigeria.. While our graduates are roaming the streets without jobs. Most of the multi-million dollars supply contracts goes the yorubas while the people from the communities are begging for food at the gate of the oil companies. Is that proper local content.We want Niger Delta Republic(NDR) Period!!!!!!!!!.

  4. Whatever it is let it be. If it is fight for secession let it come and end quickly. Imagine in Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, Agip, NNPC, DPR, NAPIMS etc, the yorubas control about 60% of the work force. While the whole Niger Delta put together doesnt account for 10%. Notwithstanding the Nigerian labour law that says 60% of the work force should be from the community. Instead of correcting this evil, OBJ tried to smuggle Olokola into Niger Delta and declared it a free trade zone and we want peace in Nigeria.. While our graduates are roaming the streets without jobs. Most of the multi-million dollars supply contracts goes the yorubas while the people from the communities are begging for food at the gate of the oil companies. Is that proper local content. When Olokola gas plant starts, which is not likely, can we have more than 60% of non-yorubas there. Check out what is happening in the banking industries. If non-yorubas are MDs, it doesnt matter but the % of the workforce. We want Niger Delta Republic(NDR) Period!!!!!!!!!.

  5. Alaowei, I think you are on medication and has forgotten to take it on the 17th , or maybe its not working for you again! You or the MEND is like the proverbial man that doesn’t admit his weaknesses or inadequacies in fear that his wife will disrespect him. MEND are not admitting their weaknesses, so that people won’t know their inadequacies. What do you or MEND knows about secession; talk less of breaking away from Nigeria. What we should be canvassing for is unity, we have come in to Nigeria as a gift of God, to learn, explore, and to try build a future for our generation unborn. I know MEND as company of good and brave people, but with unholy approach to issues, and if not well managed will lead to detachment towards worldly things. I have come to believe over and over again that everybody in Nigeria is important to her development irrespective of tribe, what is most important to our development must be spoken, made verbal and protected, even at the risk of having it misunderstood by outsiders. Unified Nigeria is important to us all, and if you think otherwise….well I will say: “The value of the well is not known until it goes dry”.
    -Adewumi Rowland.

  6. Please help us to save the Niger Delta environment and people.

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