Threat To Judges: MEND Disowns Self-Acclaimed 'Commander'
…Says He Is An Impostor
BEVERLY HILLS, September 14, (THEWILL) - The outlawed Niger Delta militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has disowned one 'Commander' Wilberforce who issued a statement on Friday threatening to launch attack on judges in Lagos.
MEND's Jomo Gbomo said the statement accredited to the 'self-acclaimed MEND's Commander' didn't emanate from the Niger Delta militant group, MEND.
The statement read in part; “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta MEND wishes to dissociate itself from an impostor and self-acclaimed “Commander” of MEND, going by the name of 'Commander Wilberforce' who claimed to speak for MEND by issuing threats of possible attacks on Lagos Judges.
“This threat was circulated in some sections of the media on Friday, 12 September 2014.
“As far as we know, this person (Commander Wilberforce) does not exist and there is no collaboration of any sort with this imaginary individual as claimed in the misleading statement.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) strongly urges the media to disregard any such statements as it did not emanate from MEND.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has not and will never threaten any judicial institution for carrying out their duties.”