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Jonathan Reacts to Being Linked to Avengers by ‘Intelligence Report’


Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to media reports that an intelligence report linked him to the Niger Delta Avengers.

In a statement released by Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said the story did not differ in content and substance from the trite allegations earlier made by the so called Reformed Niger Delta Avengers.

“For instance, we are amazed that a newspaper would be quick to report that “the intelligence gathering was said to be a confirmation of a similar claim by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta(MEND),” even without subjecting such frivolity to any ethical interrogation.

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“From what we know about intelligence gathering, there is no responsible Government agency that would rush, as claimed in the newspaper stories, to adopt the accusations of a questionable rebellious organization as its own findings, without applying the professional processes of rigour and due diligence.”

‘’It is sad that the two publications wore the cloak of the deceit from the same misguided characters that are hell-bent on pulling down the former President, despite his clear record of diligent service to his country and long standing commitment to the good of society.

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