Nigerian president says MEND knew nothing of bomb blasts

Nigeria's acting President - Goodluck Jonathan
Nigeria President - Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan says the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) which took responsibility of the twin car bomb blasts of Friday October 1, 2010, knew noting about the incident.

The Nigerian president said the act which claimed 12 lives on Nigeria’s 50th Independence anniversary was perpetrated by a small terrorist group outside the country and financed by people in Nigeria.

MEND had claimed in an earlier email to journalists that it carried out the attack following warnings to the Nigerian authorities five days before it happened.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria police say two men have been taken into custody over the bombings. Federal police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu in a statement named the two men as Ben Jessy and Chima Orlu.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

1 Comment
  1. Julius N'Sama says

    It’s not a conspiracy. It was MEND. They said they would do it, how they would do it and why they would do it. Uniformed personnel planted those bombs, on behalf of MEND. If the arrested are not uniformed personnel, another wrong will have been committed.

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