MEND disowns Niger Delta Avengers

*An operative of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.

*An operative of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.

*Urges Buhari to release Okah brothers, Henry & Charles

22 May 2016, Lagos — THE Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Sunday, dissociated itself from Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the militant group that took responsibility for the blowing up of key oil installations in Delta and others parts of the region, lately.

Spokesperson of MEND, Jomo Gbomo, in an electronic mail statement, for the release of detained Henry Okah and Charles Okah to pave the way for meaningful dialogue on the Niger Delta question, described the Avengers as a tool in the hands of some elements determined to destabilize the President Muhammadu-Buhari government.

Gbomo said that MEND had no reason to break the unilateral ceasefire on hostilities, which it declared May 30, 2014, and would give Buhari more time to stabilize the country ran aground by the ill-fated and directionless regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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