Govt warns MEND against attacks

FOLLOWING reported return to hostilities in the Niger Delta by persons who claimed to be members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), the Federal Government has warned that it would not give in to their blackmail. Consequently, the government has charged the Armed Forces to bring the situation under control. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku, who stated this, urged aggrieved youths in the region to embrace peace.

Head of Media and Communication at the Amnesty Office, Henry Ugbolue, in a statement yesterday, quoted Kuku as saying that though several former agitators in the Niger Delta accepted the offer of Amnesty, “it does not in any way foreclose the fact that there may still be many aggrieved persons in the zone, who may be carrying out to breach security in the area.” He therefore urged the aggrieved persons to seek peaceful means of expressing themselves rather than resorting to violence.


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