Attack On Mosques, Muslims: Kuku Appeals To MEND, Says No Price Too Big For Peace

boko-haram-versus-MENDThe Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr Kingsley Kuku, has appealed to the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) to shelve the threat to attack Muslims in the region.

Kuku, who is also Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The presidential aide urged MEND to explore the window of dialogue through his office.

“As a firm believer in dialogue to resolve disputes, I implore MEND to channel its grievances through the open channel of communication that my office offers; my office is always open for dialogue with any aggrieved group in the Niger Delta irrespective of the issue,” Kuku added.

He said the success of the amnesty programme was achieved through dialogue.

“Today, thousands of youths from the region are being equipped with vocational and other skills through the instrumentality of the amnesty programme for former agitators in the region.

“Those that were sceptical about the programme are now surprised that youths from the region are becoming players in the aviation sector through the pilot training component of the amnesty programme. Only last weekend, 16 of them were decorated as Commercial Pilots at the Africa Union Aviation Academy in South Africa”, he noted.

According to him, his office is particularly concerned about the fresh threat because we do not want the region to regress to violence again.

“Besides, any threat to worshippers of any religion in a section of the country is a threat to the whole country. Nigeria, particularly the Niger Delta, needs peace for the development that we yearn for in the region to take place.”

Kuku maintained that any violent reaction in the Niger Delta to the insurgency in the North by the Boko Haram would worsen the security situation in the country.

He said all hands were on deck to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the north.

“Boko Haram should not be MEND’s problem. Already, the government is on top of the situation and we are confident that a solution will be found soon. There is no price that is too big to pay for peace to be achieved in any part of Nigeria,” Kuku said. (NAN)


  1. Wats all ds hoolabalu about MEND’s threat, let them do watever dey like. Am sure their agitation @ d end of d day will b give us money as its now d big deal, but dey should know dat BH r not after money,so set d stage n see who go tire. Corrupt country.

  2. Politics! Politics!! MEND threat is not a surprise but my question is what is their primary aim and who sent them

  3. I dont kno what was wrong wit MEND when Govt. Is abt to find solution to d problem dat has been identified or about to identify is dat when MEND will now start their own? Infact i dont kno where this country is going? Mr. PRESIDENT OVER TO YOU O u r d driver just kno wot u r driving sha!


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