Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta

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Apr 29th, 2013
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By: International Christian Concern With countries like North Korea, Pakistan and Somalia topping the list as some of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians, it’s hard to imagine that none of these countries hold the highest Christian death toll. In 2012, that shameful distinction we...
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Apr 8th, 2013
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By Ogbuefi Blogs MEND, says it is responsible for the ambush and gruesome killing of 12 police men in Bayelsa and the Police authorities say it’s a lie MEND was not responsible. Earlier, MEND had issued notice of resumed hostilities and we were told that it was not MEND issuing the notice so we...
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Apr 7th, 2013
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LAGOS — A statement on Sunday purporting to be from the main militant group in Nigeria’s oil-producing region, MEND, claimed an attack on security forces, alleging at least 15 officers were killed. It was however not possible to determine if the statement was authentic. Police have previously c...
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Apr 6th, 2013
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LAGOS: Attackers have ambushed and opened fire on a police boat in the oil-producing region of southern Nigeria, leaving 12 police officers missing, authorities said on Saturday. The attack on Friday came after a purported statement from the main militant group in the Niger Delta region, MEND, threat...
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Mar 29th, 2013
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By Okoi Obono-Obla In the wake of the trial, conviction and sentence of a Nigerian, by a South African High Court, Mr. Henry Okah; one of my good friends, Sunday E. Iyamba Snr, privately asked me a question which has been agitating and nagging a lot of Nigerians. The question by Mr. Iyamba was thus: ...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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MEND described the sentence as the height of injustice to its region and people. The armed militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, on Tuesday condemned the 24-year jail term passed on its leader, Henry Okah, by the South African High Court over charges that he mastermi...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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Henry Okah intends to appeal against his 24-year jail sentence A South African court has sentenced Nigerian oil militant Henry Okah to an effective 24 years in jail. He was found guilty of 13 terrorism-related charges over twin car bombings during Nigeria’s independence day celebrations in 2010...
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Mar 19th, 2013
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By Ernest Mabuza NIGERIAN terrorist Henry Okah was on Tuesday described as a “peaceful man” by one of the witnesses he called in mitigation of his sentence. In January, the South Gauteng High Court found Okah guilty of 13 counts of engaging in terrorist activities. The counts relate to a ...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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A Nigerian court convicted Edmund Ebiware today on three counts of treason and terrorism and sentenced him to life in prison for twin car bombings on Oct. 1, 2010, in Abuja that killed 12 people. Ebiware was found guilty of involvement in the attack close to a venue in the capital where President Goo...
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Oct 4th, 2012
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  Stratfor, the global intelligence company based in Austin, Texas, has published a thoughtful analysis by the well-known Nigerian journalist Pius Utomi Ekpei that is well-worth reading, though I disagree with his fundamental premise. He takes as his starting point a possible deal between the Jo...