A militant group, Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) on Friday warned the Federal Government to stop listening to the group parading itself as the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), stating that the real MEND has ceased to exist.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Commander Ekpo Ekpo, and made available to newsmen in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, the group said some groups were trying to frustrate the efforts of traditional rulers in the region.
“We are aware that the original MEND is DEAD and no longer in operation or existence and we already know the 5th columnists and the moles in the NIGER DELTA, that have avail themselves to our oppressors to act as obstacles to the efforts of Chief Edwin Clark and the Traditional Rulers of the NIGER DELTA.
“The Ex-militants that have made themselves as moles. They should know that we are very much aware of their roles, and their locations. We are using this medium to warn them to desist or face our personnel manhunt on them in Abuja and Lagos.
“Government should desist from listening to the fake MEND that is being represented by those Ex-militants Leaders that are craving for attention,” the statement read.