Press Releases from 2009

  • MEND: Cameroon Army Weapons at Bayelsa Disarmament Ceremony (Saturday, September 5, 2009)
    The Browning .50 Caliber Machine Guns (listed by government as Brandy Machine Guns) displayed on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state were identified by Cameroonian Military Intelligence as suspected weapons seized after an attack on November 12, 2007 in its territorial waters by unknown gun men from Nigeria believed to be men of the Nigerian army in which 21 Cameroonian gendarmes...
  • MEND: Bayelsa Disarmament Charade (Saturday, August 22, 2009)
    "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...
  • MEND: Soboma Jackrich AKA Gen. Egberipapa (Thursday, August 20, 2009)
    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...
  • MEND: Threat to Ceasefire (Tuesday, August 18, 2009)
    On the morning of Monday, August 17, 2009, the JTF in Sama, Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers state executed an unarmed man and dumped his body into the river. The youths from the area mobilized and carried out a reprisal attack on the army unit responsible for the extrajudicial killing and killed a soldier and went away with his rifle. Such irresponsible actions by the military even if...
  • MEND: Piper Alpha blasts Shell Forcados off shore Platform (Monday, August 17, 2009)
    The sincerity of the government of Nigeria came into question again on Friday, June 26, 2009 after the Interior Minister, General Godwin Abbe (rtd) informed the nation that the release of a sick Henry Okah would now depend on consultations with the dictators and despots ruling Angola and Equatorial Guinea. The minister also lied when he said Okah traveled to Equatorial Guinea. The fact is that Mr...
  • MEND: Hurricane Piper Alpha Devastates Chevron Oil Installations! (Monday, August 17, 2009)
    As forewarned, a major "Cordon and Search" operation by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) commenced today, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at about 2200 Hrs with devastating effects on the heavily fortified Chevron Otunana flow station in Delta state which is currently engulfed in fire after being overwhelmed by our fighters. Code named "Hurricane Piper Alpha", the objective is...
  • MEND: Release of Detained Chief by JTF (Friday, August 14, 2009)
    On Saturday, July 5, 2009, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) released a statement condemning the illegal gangster type abduction by the JTF of a Niger Delta monarch, HRM Isaac Thikan, the Agadagba of Egbema on June 24, 2009. The JTF responded by denying repeatedly that any such actions took place. Today, Friday August 14, 2009, the JTF released the abducted monarch over...
  • MEND: Amnesty Fraud Alert (Thursday, August 13, 2009)
    The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been approached by the Nigerian government to own up to thousands of weapons belonging to the Nigerian Army which would be delivered secretly at night to an arms collection centre if we agree to the plan. This desperate measure which aims to give the amnesty program some semblance of progress has the input and connivance of the...
  • MEND: Disclaimer of Prince Joseph Etella Harry (Tuesday, August 11, 2009)
    For the second time, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) wishes to dissociate itself from an impostor and fraudster, a self acclaimed Prince Joseph Etella Harry who first claimed to speak for MEND but is now claiming to speak for a faction of MEND controlled by Tompolo over the amnesty issue. MEND has no faction and has never interacted with this individual over the...
  • MEND: Amnesty (Tuesday, August 4, 2009)
    As the hours of the August 6, 2009 Federal Government of Nigeria's amnesty offer draw near, it is important to clarify certain insinuations as well as set the facts straight to counter propagandists and rumour mongers. It is true that Boyloaf who is a MEND commander in Bayelsa state has expressed a desire to return to civilian life and as such he is in Abuja in furtherance of his personal...