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