Nigerian Rebels offer Christmas Ceasefire!

Nigeria’s main rebel faction, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has announced a unilateral ceasefire in the “spirit of Christmas.” A statement signed by rebel leader Jomo Gbomo said.

 “Effective 12 midnight, December 25, 2007, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) will observe a 24 Hour ceasefire in the spirit of Christmas. Cessation of hostilities and kidnapping of oil expatriates can be guaranteed during this time frame.” The one-paragraph statement emailed to The Times of Nigeria said.

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