MEND claims killing of policemen in Bayelsa

02 March 2011, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – The Nigerian armed militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), claimed Friday it was behind the killing of four marine policemen in Bayelsa State, President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state in the Niger Delta region.

The group said in a statement that Thursday’s attack on a marine police checkpoint on a river in Bayelsa “was carried out by our fighters”.

MEND, the main armed militant group in the southern oil-producing Niger Delta region, did not give further details.

Gunmen shot and killed the four policemen as they were patrolling waterways in Bayelsa, the state police spokesman Emokpae Eguavoen said.

But he said he was not formally aware of MEND’s claim of responsibility.

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  • may God save dis country. Boko haram in the north, MEND in the south.

  • IN THE PAST, I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN GOODLUCK JONATHAN. Just like his mentor, Olusegun Obansanjo, he will turn out to be atonher mega disappointment for Nigeria. Every contract awarded while Goodluck Jonathan, his allies and any other awards must be investigated while they are in office. I am fed up of those rotten people taking Nigerians for fools. As far as I am concerned, they are ALL as rotten as as each other, and far corrupt and worse than that rotten James Ibori. I have nothing for James Ibori, ANY politician or against that Goodluck Jonathan. As far as I am concerned, Goodluck Jonathan is NOT the saint he wants us and the world to believe he is. HOW MUCH KICK BACK AND KICK FRONT WERE GIVEN BY THE CHINESE??? THE KICK BACK AND KICK FRONT FROM THIS “REFINERIES” CONTACT SHOULD BE DECLARED IN THE “REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTEREST” so that we know now instead of waiting like fools till gOODLUCK jONATHAN’S YEYE administration IS kicked out of office :)SD.London.