The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claims that it killed over 15 policemen and not 12 as reported by the media after its men successfully ambushed a boat transporting police escorts in Azuzama, Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State, on Saturday evening.
It said that it killed the policemen to teach the security forces a lesson for claiming that the group was incapable of resuming attacks in the oil-rich Niger Delta to avenge alleged collaboration between the Federal Government and South Africa to jail its former leader, Henry Okah.
According to MEND in a statement yesterday signed by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo:
“For dismissing Hurricane Exodus as an ‘empty threat’ heavily armed fighters from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, at about 17:00 Hrs., Saturday 06, April 2013, intercepted and engaged government security forces in a fierce gunfight lasting over 40 minutes at Azuzama, Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
“The clash which happened in the river left over 15 security forces dead as we also lost two (2) of our fighters in the battle. We hope this encounter will serve as a lesson to the Joint Task Force from making careless utterances that cannot be backed as we remain resolute in our resumption of hostilities.”
MEND advised oil companies and the public to disregard the assurances of security by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF). It disowned one Comrade Azizi who claimed to be its spokesman, advising members of the public to ignore his comments.
“All oil companies and the public are advised to ignore the false sense of security being peddled by the JTF as well as the false comments from a ‘Comrade Azizi’, who claims to be the spokesman for the group. This person is not known to MEND, does not speak for MEND and his utterances and style do not reflect our plans and actions,” MEND said.
But reassuring the oil firms and the public, JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement released yesterday: “Our maritime and air assets have also been mobilised and we have intensified our patrols to dominate both land and water ways to check any assailant. We will not permit any lawlessness that will jeopardise the peace in the region.
“We again call on all peace loving and progressive Niger Deltans to dissociate themselves, their communities and leadership from this gang of retrogrades parading themselves as MEND.”
Jomogbomo pls accept the fact that our bro Jonathan is still thinking..on how to solve the bokoharam issue not this one pls..
AREWA ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
THE LATEST REJECTION OF THE PATRONAGE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDERING GRANTING AMENSTY TO BOKO-HARAM,A PROCESS THAT WAS FACILITATED BY CORRUPT NORTHRN LEADERSHIP,SO AS TO RETURN THE TALAKAWAS IN THE NORTH AND KEEP THEM CONTIOUSLY UNDER THE SATANIC POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DOMINANCE OF THE DYFUNTIONAL ,PRO WEST ,UNFEDERAL SUPER-STRUCTURE OF NIGERIA WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LATEST REJECTION OF THE BOKO-HARAM SEPARATIST ISLAMIC MOVEMENT ON THE PROPOSED FRAUDULENT AMENSTY INITIATIVE CANVASSED BY THESE NORTHERN NIGERIA SUPER-STRUCTURE HEGEMONIST.
FROM THE COMMEMCEMENT OF THEIR ONSLAUGHT ON THE PEOPLES AND NATIONS WITHING NIGERIA, THE BOKO-HARAM MADE THEIR DEMMAND VERY CLEAR AND LOUD THAT EVEN THE DEAF CAN READ AND HEAR IT.THESE IS WHAT THEY DEMAND FOR:
THE CORE ISLAMIC STATES IN THE NORTH COMPRISING OF THE CONSTITUENT STATES OF BORNU,YOBE,BAUCHI,GOMBE,SOKOTO,KANO,KEBBI,ZAMFARA,JIGAWA,KADUNA,ADAMAWA, AND PARTS OF NIGER STATE DOMINATED BY THEIR KINS AND KINDS.
THEIR PROSOPED ISLAMIC REPUBLIC THEY BELIEVED REFLECTED CERTAIN ORGANIC SOCIO-CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS HOMOGENTITY PECULIAR TO THE ABOVE AREAS OF THEIR PROPOSED ISLAMIC REPUBLIC,A LONG HISTORICAL EVOLUTION AS A PEOPLE AND A NATION-STATE ENVISION BY SHEHU USUMAN DAN FODIO.
AS PART OF THE PROCESS TO RESOLVE THIS UNENDING WAR,THE RULERSHIP OF THE NIGERIAN STATE MUST VIA ITS FAKE AMENSTY COMMITTEE INITIATE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE NORTHERN POLITICAL ELITES,TRADITIONAL RULERS AND THEIR PEOPLE ON HOW THEY WOULD LIVE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BOKO-HARAM MOVEMENT,WHO HAVE ALREADY REJECTED THE PROPOSED DIALOGUE AND RE-STATED THEIR DEMAND FOR THEIR OWN ISLAMIC SOVEREIGN STATE,COMPRISES THE ABOVE NORTHERN STATES.IF TRULY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GENINUE PEACE AS THEY HAVE STATED FOR THE LATEST MOVES WHICH INVOLVE THE PRESERVATION OF INNOCENT CITIZENS,THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST ALLOW THE BOKO-HARAM TO ACTUAKLIZED THEIR COUNTRY AND ALLOWED THE COMMON NORTHERNERS TO DECEIDE WHETHER THE POLITICAL ELITES WERE POPULAR AND REPRESENT THEM OR THEY RATHER WANT A BOKO-HARAM REPUBLIC.
CONSEQUENTLY, NORTHERN POLITICAL AND TRADITIONAL RULERS MUST ALSO ENTER SEPARATE NEGOTIATION WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BOKO-HARAM TO DECIDE WHAT THEIR FATE WOULD BE UNDER THE NEW GOVERMNET OF BOKO-HARAM.THIS WOULD ENCOURAGE THE TRADITIONAL RULERS TO KNOW THAT DECEPTION AND REGIONAL DOMIANACE IS NOT A REWARD FOR PROMOTING CLASS AND GROUP STRATIFICATION KNOWNING FULLY WELL THAT ISLAM HAVE ALREADY EMBEDDED PROCESSES OUR THE RESOURCES AND RESPONSIBILIES OF HADERENTS WERE TO BE OBSERVED AND MAINTAINED.IF THEY MUST PRESERVED THEIR DIMINSHING INFLUENCES,THE RADITIONAL RULERS,POLITICIANS,AND NORTHERN BILLIONAIRES MUST ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT NOW BEFORE IT NIS TOO LATE,WITH ALL THE VARIOUS VIOLENT GROUPS LIKE THIS BOKO-HARAM AND THEIR SISTER ORGANIZATIONS TO DETERMINE ON THE NATRURE OF THEIR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM IN AREAS CONNECTING TO THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND RELIGIOUS PRECEPT IN ORDER TO RESTORE AND CREATE A CONDITION FOR PERMANENT PEACE,STABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN THEIR OWN PECULIAR WAYS,AS ACTUALIZED BETWEEN THE SUDANESE PEOPLE THAT GAVE BIRTH TO AND INDEPENDENT ISLAMIC SHARIAH COMPLIANT NORTH,WHICH IN THESE CASE,NOTHERN NIGERIAN POLITICAL,TRADITIONAL AND BUSINESS CLASS WERE RU NINNG AWAY FROM AND THE SECULAR SOUTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN SUDAN.
INSTEAD OF WANTING TO RULE THE WHOLE NIGERIA BY FORCE,THEY SHOULD ENDEVOUR TO ORGANISE THEIR OWN COUNTRY,THE WAYS THEY DEEM FIT AND RULE THEMSELVES.THEY MUST KNOW THAT,IT IS UNISLAMIC AND MORALLY NOT JUSTIFIABLE TO FORCE THE BOKO-HARAM MOVEMENT TO CONTINUE TO LIVE ON THE HARAM OIL WEALTH OF THE NIGER-DELTA AND SOUTH IN PARTICULAR,WHICH NORTHERN LEADERSHIP ARE DESPERATE TO PROTECT VIA AMENSTY CALL AND THE RESTORATION OF NIGERIAN PRESIDECY TO THE NORTHERN LOOTING,CLASS,AN AGENDA THE BOKO-HARAM HAVE RESISTED BY THEIR LATEST RE-JECTION FOR THE CALL OF AMENSTY AND THE RE-STATEMENT FOR THE DEMAND FOR THEIR OWN SEPARATE COUNTRY,ON BBC,HAUSA SERVICE.GOODLUCK JONATHAN OVER TO YOU.SOVEREIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE NOW OR YOUR SELF-SERVING INDIVIDUAL JUNK OF BEING RE-ELECTED INTO ASO-ROCK,WHEN EVERY NATIONS WITHIN NIGERIA,DO NOT WANT THE COUNTRY ANYMORE.
COMRADE MAKANJUOLA ADIGUN MUHAMMED
LEADER: OODUA YOUTH CONGRESS.
Timi bayelsa! please tell your bro Jonathan to call for sovereign national conference, so that all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria will discuss how they want to be governed, if not, the killings will continue by MEND and boko haram. Sov. National conference is the only solution to Nigeria problem.