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MEND at it again, threatens new attack

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By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has  threatened to unleash fresh bomb attack on Abuja to prove to the federal government the innocence of the perceived masterminds of the October 1 blasts.

Specifically, MEND in an online statement issued by its Spokesman, Jomo Gbomo however promised to give advance warning so as to avoid ciivilian casualties and then sit back and watch how the blame game will be played out on all those already falsely accused.

The statement in reads, “In an obvious attempt to intimidate anyone opposed to the presidential ambition of Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian government hiding under the cloak of terrorist hunters have been witch-hunting, falsely accusing and harassing its perceived opponents.

“A perfect opportunity emerged on October 1, 2010 after the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) detonated car bombs in a symbolic attack in Abuja for which we reaffirm responsibility but with regrets to the avoidable loss of lives.

“The government of President Goodluck Jonathan responded by arresting innocent persons on trumped-up charges, linking them with the attack. From Chief Raymond Dokpesi which indirectly was pointing at former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida to Henry Okah in South Africa, the government has also named and arrested persons not connected with our actions as suspects and masterminds.

“The South African government is playing an obviously partial role over the Independence Day Bombing in it’s handling of the Henry Okah angle because the Nigerian government has threatened to nationalize the South Africa communication giant, MTN if the country does not follow a devious script.

“Since the court in South Africa has turned into a Kangaroo one that is scandalously biased, and both governments are bent on blaming innocent persons on ridiculous insinuations and unrelated evidence, we have decided to carry out another attack in Abuja without altering our mode of operation to proof the suspects innocence.

“As usual we will give a thirty minutes advance warning to avoid civilian casualties then sit back and watch how the blame game will be played out on all those already falsely accused.

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