August 2009

Indiscriminate Aerial Bombardment!

The Nigerian armed forces today launched indiscriminate aerial bombardment on the
defenseless civilians in the Gbaramatu area of Delta state to serve as a punishment
for the humiliating defeat they suffered when they tried to raid two militant camps
on Wednesday, May 13.

Casualties are mostly women, children and the elderly who could not get away quickly
into the bush or high sea.

Considering that the target of the government happens to be the same state supposed
to champion its false peace and amnesty drive, our skepticism has proven to be

Seizure of Sailors on MV Spirit

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) can confirm that an
affiliate group hijacked the MV Spirit yesterday in Delta state and have taken
fifteen (15) foreign crew members hostage.

The seizure is connected with the on-going fracas.

Jomo Gbomo


JTF Base Attack!

At exactly 0200Hrs on Thursday, May 14, 2009, special commandos from the Movement
for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) launched pre-emptive simultaneous
attacks on two military Joint Task Force marine bases in Delta state in response to
a planned punitive invasion on some protesting oil communities.

Overall, five gun boats and various support vessels have been destroyed in one night
thereby confirming the success of Operation Pearl Harbor.

The resistance was surprisingly weak after many soldiers caught napping abandoned


Breaking News - MEND Camps under Heavy Attacks!!!

At about 0930 Hrs today, May 13, 2009, the Nigerian armed forces launched an
unprovoked attack on two major MEND camps in Delta state hoping to overwhelm them
with the element of surprise.

Unfortunately for the raiders, we were waiting for them. A bloody battle is on-going
and two gunboats belonging to the army have already been sunk by mines with several
casualties on the side of the army.

All freedom fighters in the Niger Delta have been placed on alert to defend their
positions and unleash a horrible toll on the oil industry and the Nigerian economy.


Early British Hostage Release

The candid comments by the British Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bob Dewar on the unjust
situation in the Niger Delta region when he visited Nigeria's Misinformation
Minister has flicked on a switch of hope for an early release of the British
hostage, Mathew Maguire.

The envoy noted to our satisfaction the injustice and criminality by successive and
the current government for which we are fighting to change.

Since it seems the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the
British government are on the same page, we believe that the ball is now in the

Nigerian Navy in acts of Piracy

At about 1600Hrs, today Sunday, May 3, 2009, the Movement for the Emancipation of
the Niger Delta (MEND) intercepted a distress call from the crew of two fishing
trawlers belonging to the Swan Fishery Company about a pirate attack around the
Funiwa oil flow station on the Middleton High Sea in Bayelsa state.

By the time our patrol team made contact with the Trawlers with numbers 150.29 and
150.30, they met the traumatized crew who narrated their ordeal in the hands of
Nigerian navy gunboat crew assigned to guard the Funiwa Flow station.

Soboma Jackrich AKA Gen. Egberipapa

Mr Soboma Jackrich aka Egberipapa who was arrested in December 2008 by the JTF
after he voluntarily surrendered to the Amayanabo of Buguma for a peace parley is
still languishing in Kuje prison Abuja even after his lawyer has notified the
government of his clients desire to accept the amnesty offer.

His continued detention is without any court order and he has not yet been charged
with any offense to date.

The selective amnesty parade of some individuals seems to confirm the suspicion of
many observers that the entire exercise is a charade.


Bayelsa Disarmament Charade

"There are still too many! Bring them down to the spring, and I will sort out who
will go with you and who will not"
- God to Gideon (Judges 7:5)

The ongoing amnesty program by the government of Nigeria seems to have achieved
separating those who still have the zeal to fight for our freedom from those who
were in it for the money.

Today, Saturday, August 22, 2009 that sorting process was again re-enacted in
Yenagoa, Bayelsa state where weapons mostly bought by the government were
displayed and the boys separated from the men in the circus.