MEND Calls off Truce: Promises “All Out Onslaught”


Grim news. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has declared that it is calling off its ceasefire and will resume attacks on oil installations. MEND promised a new “all-out onslaught” of attacks on oil installations. MEND was never officially part of the amnesty programme brokered last year by President Yar’Adua:

https://maxsiollun.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/will-yaraduas-delta-amnesty-reward-armed-violence/

https://maxsiollun.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/will-the-governments-niger-delta-amnesty-succeed/

So MEND never surrendered their weapons and technically retained the option to unilaterally resume attacks at any time since it was not party to the non-aggression documents signed by other militants who took up the amnesty offer.

You can read about MEND’s resumption of attacks at:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/nigerian-rebels-end-ceasefire-and-threaten-oil-attacks-1883951.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8488772.stm

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