May 30, 2007

Nigeria: MEND Will Not Stop Attacks

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May 30, 2007 14 23 GMT


Nigerian militant group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) will not suspend attacks until President Umaru Yaradua offers something more substantial than the promise of dialogue, MEND spokesman Jomo Gbomo said in a statement sent to Reuters on May 30. MEND also said the government should release Niger Delta militants in custody. In a separate statement sent to Vanguard on May 29, Gbomo denied that the group was responsible for an attack against rival militant group the Niger Delta Freedom Fighters intended to free four U.S. citizens being held hostage.

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