After numerous military assaults on the militants and just a few days ago offering them Amnesty in which they declined. The Nigerian government has agreed to release the leader of MEND, Mr. Henry Okah.
The spokesman for the Nigerian President, Olusegun Adeniyi made this statement: "Henry Okah will be offered the amnesty after the president has sent the envoy to Angola, and if Angola accepts, he will be released." Even though the president has promised clemency to Mr. Okah, his release is dependent upon the Angolan government, where he was arrested in 2007. According to General Boyloaf, the leader of MEND, "If Mr Okah was released within a week, MEND would give up all its arms, and would not keep a bullet."