JUST IN: MEND Threaten To Resume Militancy If…

JUST IN: MEND Threaten To Resume Militancy If…

By News Desk | The Trent on June 22, 2015
File Photo: Niger Delta militants

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to resume hostilities in the region if the lawmakers fail to reduce their allowances, which they said were exorbitant.

Speaking via a statement issued by its Spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, MEND said Nigerians were tired of the “ostentatious lifestyle of our lawmakers.”

The statement read in parts: “These wicked individuals appropriate to themselves huge and absurd salaries and allowances at the expense of the millions of hapless Nigerians, who have not been paid for months, their salaries, pensions and other benefits they deserve.

“The Niger Delta region, where the bulk of revenue that sustains the nation comes from, continues to suffer neglect, environmental degradation and lack, made worse by the very corrupt and visionless past government of Goodluck Jonathan and his cronies, some of who still shamelessly parade themselves on national television and other media platforms as ‘Niger Delta Activists’.

“Nigerians refuse to tolerate this ostentatious lifestyle of our lawmakers, whose main objective, it seems, is to enrich themselves and carelessly spend scarce resources. The Niger Delta people refuse to pamper and cater for the needs of these thieving Assembly rogues to their detriment.

“If the lawmakers refuse to make the necessary adjustments needed to accompany the needs of the masses and the Niger Delta region, it may lead to the resumption of hostilities.”

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