Friday, October 25, 2013

NIGERIAN MILITARY CLUELESS

TO: FIELD UNITS
FROM: BASE
SUBJ: NO LEADS IN KIDNAPPING OF AMCITS

THIS REPORT JUST IN VIA NBC:

Nigerian military officials were hunting on Friday for two Americans kidnapped at sea off Africa's west coast, an area that has become a fertile ground for pirates in recent years.
"Yes, we are aware that they are missing, but we still do not have any information on the whereabouts of the men," Nigerian navy spokesman Kabiru Aliyu said. "But we have deployed search-and-rescue teams who are currently combing the creeks. We are doing our best to find them."
Aliyu told NBC News that the ship had been found, but did not give more details other than to say it was "somewhere off Bonny in the Eastern Naval Command Area of Responsibility."

APPARENTLY THE LOCAL REBEL NETWORK HAD NO DIFFICULTY AT ALL IN LOCATING THE PIRATES (PREVIOUS POST) BUT THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES HAS NO CONNECTION TO EITHER THE PIRATES NOR THE GROUP KNOWN AS "MEND", THE MOVEMENT FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF THE NIGER DELTA"...

MORE AS MADE AVAIL ASAP

REGARDS

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DIST: ALL CH VIA MOBILE, MIFI ET ....

MEND MIDDLEMEN

TO: FIELD UNITS
FROM: INTEL
SUBJ: LOCAL REBEL OUTFIT IN LIAISON WITH NIGERIAN PIRATES
As reported in Bloomberg By Dulue Mbachu & Larry Liebert - Oct 25, 2013 3:48 AM PT
LAGOS--A Nigerian militant group said it’s in contact with the captors of two U.S. citizens abducted off the coast of the West African nation and is working to ensure they are well treated before being freed.
The unidentified Americans were seized from a vessel called the C-Retriever in the Gulf of Guinea yesterday in an act of piracy, the State Department said. The kidnappings were carried out by a “heavily armed auxiliary outfit” that made contact with a commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the group said in an e-mailed statement.




“The Americans will not be handed over for our direct custody, but we will have the influence to visit them and ensure that they are well looked after before their subsequent release,” Jomo Gbomo, the spokesman of the movement that’s known as MEND, said in the statement.