Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nigeria: MEND Threatens Attack On Army Generals

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to carry out random attacks on senior military officers from the rank of Brigadier-General, if Mr. Henry Okah, deported from Angola over alleged terrorism, is manhandled by the authorities.

The MEND said it gave the threat based on information that the military authorities were poised to use the instrument of torture to extract confessional statements from Okah who they alleged was shackled and illegally extradited to Nigeria from Angola.

The method, they alleged in an online statement by Gbomo Jomo, is that the military wanted to use was barbaric which they were going to ensure they get even through repaying those humiliating their leader from trumped-up charges.

The Movement claims that its agents in the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) informed them of the intention to bend the mind of Okah to achieve a predetermined end of implicating him in a phony criminal activity.

"The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been reliably informed by its informant inside the Directorate of Military Intelligence of plans to conduct a severe torture regimen on Henry Okah in order to extract information from him.

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