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.