Monday, July 13, 2009

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah is a free man

The leader of main militant group The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been released from jail as part of the conditions set in the amnesty deal made by the Nigerian government.

Judge Mohammed Liman said during the hearing in Jos "Having reviewed what the attorney general said, you have become a free man at this moment"

Upon release, Henry Okah denied he was the leader of MEND and said he would hold consultations with the rest of the group.


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