MEND warns of another Independence Day attack


THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has warned of yet another imminent Independence Day strike this year.
It is recalled that the group launched a strike on October 1, 2010, in Abuja, which claimed a couple of lives over which the acclaimed leader of the group, Henry Okah, now serves a jail term in South Africa.
The group, however, warned that it would launch a strike against a Chevron oil company’s tank farm in Escravos, Delta state, on Tuesday, October 1, warning workers on the facility to steer clear of the place.
Giving this warning in a statement circulated to the media in Port Harcourt on Wednesday night by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, the MEND
Also affirmed that it had, through its ongoing operation, code-named ‘Hurricane Exodus’, continued to deal deadly blows to the oil production capacity of the company, adding that the activities of oil thieves in the region complimented its objectives.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND is so far satisfied with the steady destructive progress of ‘Hurricane Exodus’ which has reduced Nigeria’s oil output significantly through our sustained sabotage of pipelines,” the statement read in part. 

“We will also continue to turn a blind eye to the crude oil merchants passing through our territories because their activities, apart from toll paid us, is helping to achieve our objectives of zero oil output by 2015.
“We use this medium to advice workers at the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos to evacuate the premises as mortar attacks are imminent on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 from 00:01Hrs Nigerian time”, the statement said.



Via Tribune
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