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N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by LMAyedun(m): 3:26am On Oct 27, 2013
THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has said that contrary to claims by the family of the released sister of President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, Mrs. Augusta Douglas-Ayam, the sum of $200,000 (N32m) was paid as ransom.

MEND in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, on Saturday, said though the victim was released unharmed, she developed high blood pressure and malaria while in captivity.

The militant group also said it was responsible for the destruction of feeder pipelines and well heads in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta states from October 20, 2013 to October 26.

The group also claimed it had engaged some members of the Joint Military Task Force in a shootout and killed three soldiers and one policeman contrary to the statement issued by the JTF that armed robbers ambushed its men.

“The sister of Mr. Oronto Douglas, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research and Strategy was released unharmed as we promised. She however had developed high blood pressure and malaria during her captivity.

“Contrary to the claim the family made in a press statement that no ransom was paid, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta  can authoritatively confirm that the sum of $200,000 was paid as ransom.

“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta now has agents inside every oil company. In neighbouring Rivers State, on that same day that the Warri Refinery was sabotaged, a Joint Task Force escort gun boat was engaged in a shootout in the Andoni Local Government area.”

It stated that contrary to the report given by the Nigerian Army spokesman, the soldiers were not ambushed but confronted and the attackers were not armed robbers but MEND fighters. It said the attack resulted in  the killing of three soldiers and a policeman.

MEND decried the action of some ex-militants who had been paid to declare that militancy ended in 2009, saying, “As they continue to delude themselves, display their ignorance and irrelevance, the region, as can be seen by the world is in turmoil that can no longer be hidden.”


http://www.punchng.com/news/n32m-ransom-paid-for-oronto-douglas-sister-mend/

Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by gabng(m): 5:41am On Oct 27, 2013
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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by yunglykmine(m): 6:37am On Oct 27, 2013
We keep paying for criminality in this country.
Who won't pay tho, in a country where ordinary citizens are more intelligent/smarter than a policeman.

I weep for my country. cry

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Nobody: 6:54am On Oct 27, 2013
sister to the sa to president and see na alomo she dey sell.....Nigerians like their family members to suffer.....when she die now dem go throw big party for dead bodi....wey no see one meat chop....i no go surprise if na she tell men say she be sister to sa to the president angry angry angry angry

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by fkaz(m): 7:09am On Oct 27, 2013
This woman wen used ALOMO do background?
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by omenka(m): 7:22am On Oct 27, 2013
An ogogoro seller just like shepopotamus!!

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by tyson99(m): 7:58am On Oct 27, 2013
Nigerians funny sha....the woman na ogogoro seller and hin bro na SA to the president,he no upgrade hin sister at all,if to say he give hin sis 32m wey hin take bail her, no be alomo she go dey sell.shame

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Nobody: 8:09am On Oct 27, 2013
omenka: An ogogoro seller just like shepopotamus!!

That's Nigeria for you. Most of these people are commoners with no responsible background which is why they will make sure they loot as much as possible when they get elected / appointed for political offices. Corruption thrives when riff raffs are ruling because they have a lot of stuff to cover up in their miserable lives.

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by kokoA(m): 8:23am On Oct 27, 2013
I guess that pix up there was taken many years before her brother became SA to broda Joe. I trust Naija government officials, once dem climb position dem dey always make sure say even to their fifth cousins sef no go see suffer again at all. I once met a guy who owns a mansion in maitama and drives around town in the latest Mercedes G-wagon, when I asked my friend what this man does for a living to have acquired so much wealth.. Here's my friends response; "Na wah for you o, you no know say na governor brother be that ba". Since when did "brother to the governor" become a career? Chai! Smh @ Naija.

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by yunglykmine(m): 8:26am On Oct 27, 2013
omenka: An ogogoro seller just like shepopotamus!!
She doesn't sell Ogogoro, She only went to chilax with some bottles of Alomo mixed with Ogogoro shortly after her release lastweek... I knw this joint nau. grin

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Tolexander: 8:27am On Oct 27, 2013
yunglykmine: We keep paying for criminality in this country.
Who won't pay tho, in a country where ordinary citizens are more intelligent/smarter than a policeman.

I weep for my country. cry
not as if the citizens are smarter than the police, of course the police are trained citizens.

Are police equipped as expected?
Just imagine spending those billions of naira paid to those touts to protect the oil pipelines on nigerian police and observe if there won't be change.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by yunglykmine(m): 8:29am On Oct 27, 2013
Tolexander: not as if the citizens are smarter than the police, of course the police are trained citizens.

Are police equipped as expected?
Just imagine spending those billions of naira paid to those touts to protect the oil pipelines on nigerian police and observe if there won't be change.
Hmmmm!! You made sense. I agree with you.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by BabaEleko(m): 8:34am On Oct 27, 2013
Jonathan's people keep making a fool out of him everyday. This is wat happens when u give dog carrot instead if smacking the nonsense out of it with stick. Smh for this mumu administration.

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by fkaz(m): 8:47am On Oct 27, 2013
tyson99: Nigerians funny sha....the woman na ogogoro seller and hin bro na SA to the president,he no upgrade hin sister at all,if to say he give hin sis 32m wey hin take bail her, no be alomo she go dey sell.shame

It just unfortunate that most political appointees don't make any impact on their family or the entire community were they come from.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by otokx(m): 9:05am On Oct 27, 2013
They always claim that no money was paid but its all lies. Even bishops and pastors when kidnapped, pay to regain their freedom. The rich ditto the church should learn to impact society via education and infrastructural development.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Big4wig(m): 9:13am On Oct 27, 2013
My dear u should be happy u escaped from their hand cos boys of nowadays ain't smiling.

Among her many grammatical
exploits
include:
1. My husband and Sambo IS a
good people.
2. The President was once a
child and the
Senators were once A children.
3. My fellow widows.
4. A good mother takes care of
HIS children.
5. The people sitting before you
were once A
children.
6. Yes,we are all happy for the
effort, it is not
easy to CARRY second in an
International
competition like this one,
(addressing press
men after Female Under- 19 FIFA
World Cup).
7. The bombers, who born
them?
Wasn't it not a woman? They
were once A
children now A adult now they
are bombing
women and children making
some children a
WIDOW.
8. My heart feels sorry for
these children who
have become widows for loosing
their
parents
for one reason or another.
9. We should have love for our
fellow
Nigerians
irrespective of their NATIONALIT
Y.
10. Thank God the Doctors and
Nurses are
responding to treatment.
11. I would rather kill myself
instead of
committing suicide.
12. Ojukwu is a great man, he
died but his
MANHOOD lives on.
13. President did not eaten
since morning
14 I donate me and my family on
behalf of
N20million
I wish her more fruitful years
ahead with long
life,prosperityand more
grammatical
splendour......
..............................
............HAPPY
BIRTHDAY TO THE FIRST LADY**

#BIGWIG pissed here

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by LMAyedun(m): 9:15am On Oct 27, 2013
omenka: An ogogoro seller just like shepopotamus!!
What/who is Shepopotamus?
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by lanrexdo(m): 9:15am On Oct 27, 2013
Space reserved. Will comment later.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by joseph1832(m): 9:18am On Oct 27, 2013
L.M Ayedun..:
THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has said that contrary to claims by the family of the released sister of President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, Mrs. Augusta Douglas-Ayam, the sum of $200,000 (N32m) was paid as ransom.

MEND in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, on Saturday, said though the victim was released unharmed, she developed high blood pressure and malaria while in captivity.

The militant group also said it was responsible for the destruction of feeder pipelines and well heads in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta states from October 20, 2013 to October 26.

The group also claimed it had engaged some members of the Joint Military Task Force in a shootout and killed three soldiers and one policeman contrary to the statement issued by the JTF that armed robbers ambushed its me

“The sister of Mr. Oronto Douglas, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research and Strategy was released unharmed as we promised. She however had developed high blood pressure and malaria during her captivity.

“Contrary to the claim the family made in a press statement that no ransom was paid, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta  can authoritatively confirm that the sum of $200,000 was paid as ransom.

“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta now has agents inside every oil company. In neighbouring Rivers State, on that same day that the Warri Refinery was sabotaged, a Joint Task Force escort gun boat was engaged in a shootout in the Andoni Local Government area.”

It stated that contrary to the report given by the Nigerian Army spokesman, the soldiers were not ambushed but confronted and the attackers were not armed robbers but MEND fighters. It said the attack resulted in  the killing of three soldiers and a policeman.

MEND decried the action of some ex-militants who had been paid to declare that militancy ended in 2009, saying, “As they continue to delude themselves, display their ignorance and irrelevance, the region, as can be seen by the world is in turmoil that can no longer be hidden.”


http://www.punchng.com/news/n32m-ransom-paid-for-oronto-douglas-sister-mend/
What's behind this woman?
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Nobody: 9:26am On Oct 27, 2013
tyson99: Nigerians funny sha....the woman na ogogoro seller and hin bro na SA to the president,he no upgrade hin sister at all,if to say he give hin sis 32m wey hin take bail her, no be alomo she go dey sell.shame

Typical Nigerian. Expecting someone else to take care of you. Bunch of lazy slow mooodafackers.

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by joseph1832(m): 9:30am On Oct 27, 2013
A-town:


Typical Nigerian. Expecting someone else to take care of you. Bunch of lazy slow mooodafackers.
LMFAO
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by egbaguy: 9:31am On Oct 27, 2013
maybe she planned d kidnapping to milk d stingy brother sef
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by omusiliyu(m): 9:34am On Oct 27, 2013
Who's this Oronto Douglas. The man that his dad burial took away General Azazi and Gov Patrick Yekowa lives.
Why's MEND behavin like this, or are they not in support of GEJ'15 afterall east-west road is under construction.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by omenka(m): 9:39am On Oct 27, 2013
L.M Ayedun..:
What/who is Shepopotamus?

Welcome home bro. How was your trip to Mars??
A lot happened while u were away oo. New words found their way into the nigerian lexicon.

Shepopotamus (n)(singular): A female hippopotamus of the genus from the Niger Delta.

Shepo (short form).

Eg. The shepopotamus is an insatiable gourmand with an annual culinary budget of 1Billion naira.

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Jboy5050(m): 9:46am On Oct 27, 2013
Kidnappers are rili making cool money in Naija because of lack of jobs..kudos to dem,dem wan chop national cake too.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by IdomaLikita: 9:50am On Oct 27, 2013
MEND should not forget it was Public Sympathy that led to the Amnesty and not dia Sabotage alone!
Once u lose public sympathy in any Struggle, Your End is near!
I expected the Ex-militants that made it Big to take Philanthropy to another level!
I expected them to Struggle with Govt in buying the Hearts of Farmers & Fishermen in d ND buying doling out Free Boats and Building Structures for them!
Look at the Zapatistas in Mexico! They lost the War but still possess a firm grip over their People through Popular Projects!

I'm dissapointed in Tompolo and Co. They sold their People's future for money!

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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by cold(m): 9:50am On Oct 27, 2013
So what could be the reason for the upsurge in violence in the SW this time. Has GEJ been overthrown whilst away on religious tourism or what exactly is there grouse? Naija matter sha..
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by dridowu: 9:57am On Oct 27, 2013
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Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by bishungclem: 10:03am On Oct 27, 2013
The woman look like person wey they sell hot drinks for kiosk large enough for cigerrate smoking.sure say she worth that dough.32m.hmmn.this is conspiracy.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by dridowu: 10:08am On Oct 27, 2013
Idoma Likita: MEND should not forget it was Public Sympathy that led to the Amnesty and not dia Sabotage alone!
Did mend really partake in amnesty ? Cos dos mend guys are still doing what they are known for.
@topic, anoda $200000 just cough out of FG pocket directly/indirectly
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by stantob(m): 10:23am On Oct 27, 2013
Ok. We hear you mend.
Re: N32m Ransom Paid For Oronto Douglas’ Sister — MEND by Demdem(m): 10:30am On Oct 27, 2013
In otherwords, Jonathan through his aide has made MEND richer by 32 Mila. Wonderful

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