Ex Niger-Delta militant leaders including Ateke Tom, Boyloaf (Ebikabowei Ben) aka Boyloaf and Egberipapa (Soboma Jackreece) among other Ijaw leaders have denounced the purported bomb threat issued by the Movement for Emancipation of Niger/Delta (MEND) saying the personality, “Jomo Gbomo” no longer exists.
The ex-militants who converged under the aegis of a socio-cultural group, Izon Ikemi, also distanced themselves from the bomb threat.
In a statement signed by their secretary, Akpos Mezeh and made available to journalists in Lagos, the ex-warlords said the purported threat issued by MEND’s spokesperson is not real as their investigations revealed that he was actually an impostor.
“Our investigations revealed that the purported threat to bomb oil facilities in Niger/Delta was not issued by MEND.
“We therefore warn those who are behind this nefarious act to desist from it as they do not have our blessings,” a part of the statement read.
It would be recalled that last week a statement widely circulated in the media issued by one Jomo Gbomo on behalf of MEND, threatened large scale attacks in Niger/Delta from midnight of Friday, April 5, 2013 in what was code-named “Hurricane Exodus” following the 24-years imprisonment of Henry Okah by a South African court.