The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is not in support of Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark’s involvement in the proposed dialogue between the Niger Delta Avengers and the federal government.

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The group praised the Avengers for deciding to stop its hostilities in the Niger Delta region and hold peace talks with the federal government.

According to Vanguard reports, MEND, speaking on Monday night said if the government decides to hold peace talks with the NDA team led by Clark it would pull out and disband Aaron Team 2.

Meanwhile, a source close to Chief Clark, said MEND does not exist, wondering what the group’s challenges is all about.

The statement:
The source, who said he did not have the mandate of the elder statesman to speak, said:“When was it declared by Chief Clark or NDA that Clark is leading an NDA delegation.
He (Clark) convened a meeting of Niger Delta monarchs, leaders and stakeholders, which took a decision to set up a pan Niger Delta in the mold of Afenifere and Arewa to advocate and speak with one voice on issues about Niger Delta coastal states.
“The NDA and other militant groups accepted the initiative of Niger Delta leaders, saying they believe that Clark would not sell out, what is really the problem of MEND. Why is it saying that Clark is the leader of NDA delegation when he is not.