Tension Heightens As MEND Leaders Convene In Bayelsa For Talks

Leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, including High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, are reported by Vanguard to have summoned commanders and leaders of the various wings of the supposedly rested militant group to an emergency meeting expected to hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Tompolo, who is the Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, and convener of the meeting was silent on the agenda of the meeting which held on Saturday,
but asserted that the meeting, which will hold at Izon House in Yenagoa, was important.The meeting is the first time all ex-commanders and leaders of the militant group will formally meet since they were disbanded in 2009. The meeting was said to be restricted to only those invited