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MEND denies attacking Utorogu pipeline
« on: August 15, 2009, 06:02:00 PM »
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied taking partin the pipeline attack at the Utorogu Gas Plant in Otughievwen, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday.

The group however said the incident was an indication that there was fragile peace in the region during this 60-day amnesty period declared for militants who lay down their arms.

MEND’s spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, in an electronic response to Sunday Sun enquiry said: “MEND (is) not responsible for the attack on the gas plant. However, this attack shows how fragile the peace is and the importance for peace to reign.”

Its response came just as a group, the Ughievwen Youth Fighters, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Sunday Sun investigation revealed that the dynamite used in attacking the gas plant disrupted the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)-operated Nigerian Gas Company compressor station transporting compressed gas to the Delta Steel Company (DSC) plant at Ovwian-Aladja.


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Re: MEND denies attacking Utorogu pipeline
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 04:41:51 AM »
This attack shows that militancy can only be stop only if the FG could render the ND their request and not rendering them amnesty for they'r not criminals.If the FG refer the militants(mend) as criminals so is evry vilage suffering from crude pollution.For me even if tompolo,alamco,okah,gbomo and others are apprehended militancy can't be over just like that for the young ones are aware of the disasters caused by oil company.For you can't talk of peace when there is serious injustice.