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MEND threatens violent country-wide offensive

*Warns South African govt

27 January 2013, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, on Saturday broke its year-long silence with a stern warning to the government in South Africa to stop meddling in Nigeria’s internal politics or risk dire consequences.

The group also threatened to launch a country wide attack in Nigeria like never before, in a manner that might lead to the disintegration of the country.

The warning which was contained in a statement signed by Comrade Azizi on behalf of  MEND said last week’s conviction of its leader and founder, Henry Okah by the South African Supreme Court on all 13 counts charge of complicity in the 2010 Independence Day bombing in Abuja amounted to a betrayal.

The statement also described the conviction as part of “Aso Rock politics on a man simply because he refused to be bought over”.

MEND said its high command is compelled to advise South Africans to tell their government to stop meddling in Nigeria’s internal affairs.

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  • This is an ill wind that blows no one any good. We urge MEND to exercise restraint.

  • Come on! Can’t you do something to make USA impose sanctions on another country from which they import crude? They truly do not understand that every time they impose sanctions, the supply goes down, and the demand remains the same/goes up. Prices go up.

  • MEND shud pls exercise caution in this matter. There is room for appeal. The region is yet to recover frm d monumental damage caused by flood. As I speak,pple r yet to rebuild their damaged houses including mine.

  • What do you get when you grant amnesty to terrorists? Impunity. That’s what you get. It was almost as soon as Yar’dua granted amnesty to Niger Delta militants that the Bokoharam, once crushed by former President Obasanjo, re-emerged, perceiving the weakness of the government. And it seems no lessons have been learnt by the current administration as they are ready to grant amnesty to the Bokoharam if they are willing to lay down arms.

    This government must begin to employ avante garde security technology to track these terrorists. I believe the source of that email from MEND can be traced and that may result in a viable lead. Nigeria, wake up or become a failed state!