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Nigerian Criminals Posing As Camera Rebels
The World knows what Rebels look like. Not these picture Boys that are posing for a group Photograph. We see Rebels in the Days of the Liberia War, In the Tamil Tigers, from Colombia. It is an act that binds with politics or Ideology or both. Not this propaganda to justify or conceal selfish criminal activities in the Creeks of Nigeria's Oil-rich Niger Delta Region.
The shameful drama staged in Nigeria some few months ago as a process of reconciliation between the government and the so called Niger Delta militants should have been enough for all the actors to bury their heads under their armpits.
But No! Once more, the ugly images of Armed bandits, brandishing weapons, posing as Camera Rebels in International News Media is seen even though the operators of the media are well aware of the truth underneath. For the reporters are not unintelligent to draw the simple inference from the fact that the Emancipators? decided to drop their weapons on the promise of monetary compensations even when the people of the region they claimed to be fighting for were not part of the bargain.
It was on cable news, one saw a horrific sight threatening to go back to his initial business of blackmail if Government do not fulfil the promise of money ransom for dropping his weapons. Such figures are the oppressors that would not allow ordinary people to vote in peace in an election without shooting at them. It is him and his boys that threatens the people because the Witch Doctors needed a human head. He seemed like the man that will deprive the ordinary man of his peace by staging daily armed robberies.
It was in shock, one heard that a Nigerian Rebel group called MEND is resuming its criminal activities with a promise of a massive onslaught. And one wondered if MEND would have come back if they were adequately compensated as promised. And should the News Media give them an Ear?
International News Media Organisations sees the propaganda game as an Entertainment. Hence, they refer to armed gangs trying to blackmail their partners in crime (criminal politicians) to give them a peace of the stolen hot yam, as rebels even when they know the truth.
The so called Rebels are simply Ijaw regional criminals that are not different from OPC, Bakassi Boys or the Northern Fanatics that are terrorising each Region of Nigeria respectively.
There are no Rebels in Nigeria. They are simply Thieves!