Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Fake MEND on the loose; they are impersonators, says Ijaw leader Edwin-Clark

By Simon Imobo-Tswam, Abuja on 18/04/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,546

Prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has declared all those claiming to be members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) as FAKE, saying that “anyone or group parading or masquerading himself or itself as MEND is fake and must be operating outside Nigeria.”

The Ijaw leader, who spoke against the backdrop of alleged MEND threats to start the bombing of mosques at the end of next month, therefore, called on ex-militants not to allow themselves to be used, and should also ignore and openly condemn the purported voice of Jomo Gbomo.

MEND had also claimed responsibility for the recent murder of 12 policemen on escort duty in Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria.

That notwithstanding, Clark iIn a statement personally signed by himself and made available to News Express urged the federal government to probe, expose and punish the claimants of the group.

The statement by the one-time Information Minister reads in part: “Let it be known that the alleged voice of MEND’s Jomo Gbomo no longer exist in Nigeria because there is no more MEND. 

“Anyone parading or masquerading himself as Jomo Gbomo is not operation from Nigeria. It may be a voice of a mischievous and unpatriotic Nigerian operating from outside Nigeria. 

“Those who were using the name Jomo Gbomo are either in detention awaiting trial or already adjudged guilty and are serving their jail term.”

The elder statesman said that, like other South-South leaders, he received the threat of the acclaimed MEND to attack some Muslim’s places of worship with much regret, stating that “it deserves total condemnation.”

He called “on the security services to put in special efforts to properly investigate the sources of these publications and expose the masterminds,” adding:

“I will like to call on security services to redouble their efforts in providing security in all places of worship, both Christians and Muslims to avert the dastardly acts being concocted in the minds of these unscrupulous groups.

“These threats are obviously the handiworks of mischief makers hiding under the cover of some bogus and faceless groups that are known by many to be non-existent.”

Clark insisted that people of the South-South are known to be peaceful, hospitable and accommodating.

“Even at the height of the agitations directed at environmental justice and equity over years, persons from other parts of Nigeria enjoyed the best hospitality and protection in that part of the country,” he stated.

News Express reports that MEND leader Henry Okah is presently doing jail in South Africa in connection with the group’s alleged terrorist activities in Nigeria.

•Photo shows Edwin Clark.

Source News Express

Posted 18/04/2013 12:01:27 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
National Assembly to pass 2018 Budget on April...

ANN, safest place for Nigerian youths — Publicity...

How our marriage was put on hold for...

Businessman bags 10 years in prison for cocaine...

Democracy Day: Obiano frees 18 Anambra prisoners, 2...

Cleric hails FG over road construction

Infidelity: Woman kills partner with boiling water to...

Buhari, Dogara hold talks in Aso Rock •Pastor...

Probe bailout funds to states, Youth-CAN tells FG...

Emeka Obasi floats daily newspaper

DBI chief to African governments: Invest more in...

Amended 2016 Budget unrealistic —Senator Abaribe; tells Buhari...


Latest News Anambra monarch, wife die in quick succession Atiku releases ‘policy document’, promises to create three million jobs each year 4 INEC workers, NYSC member, 3-year-old die in Kogi accident Evans: Police hid me from Falana in a toilet University professor, employee kidnapped 2019 campaigns: Ezekwesili makes history, declares self the best 2019 Presidency: Jukuns endorse Atiku FG commends Zinox commitment to local content adoption Tambuwal now PDP Sokoto governorship candidate N800bn subsidy debt: Oil marketers send SOS message to FG I have forgiven those who plotted to impeach me — Ortom FEPSAN commends FG’s ban of NPF fertilizers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (422,052 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,442 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (323,500 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,953 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,517 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,654 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,354 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,909 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,190 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,747 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,317 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,172 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (74) Business & Economy (3,800) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (964) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (568) Features (670) Global Business Monitor (310) International (2,695) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (38) News (40,644) Opinion (1,144) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,787) Religion (901) Sports (1,780) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera