Bomb Scare: Bomb: Arik Stops Lagos-Bound Flight

Published 8 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 07:57 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)

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when the captain of a local airline, Arik Air, ordered passengers who were already seated in the plane for their flight to Lagos to take their luggage and disembark immediately, citing security concerns.

The frightened passengers who did not understand what the pilot meant by security concerns quickly packed their luggage and moved out of the plane which was scheduled to leave Port Harcourt at 7.50 a.m.

P.M.NEWS investigations revealed that the captain’s directive was informed by a discussion he had with a popular Nollywood actress from the South-south who was also on the plane but hysterically ran out after receiving a phone call. Details of the call were still unknown as at the time of filing this report but it was enough for the captain of the plane to order passengers to disembark.

Airport security officials were said to have met the Nollywood actress to know why she rushed out of the plane and after hearing from her, directed passengers to leave the plane.
After the passengers had disembarked, officers of the bomb disposal unit of the Nigeria Police went into the plane with their gadgets and combed everywhere.

After more than five hours, the passengers were checked into another plane with registration number SN 5 MJJ. Before boarding the plane, they were frisked thoroughly by the security personnel who also searched their luggage for any explosive.
Many of the passengers expressed fears that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, fighting for control of oil resources in the Niger Delta, might have decided to carry out its threat to resume bombing of targets around the Niger Delta, Abuja and Lagos.

The MEND threat, issued on Monday by its spokesman, known by the acronymn, Jomo Gbomo, warned Nigerians to avoid crowded places and political rallies, as it intends to carry out series of bombings to protest the continued incarceration of its leader, Henry Okah in South Africa.

An email by MEND warned on Monday of renewed attacks on Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry and bombing at political rallies ahead of next month’s national elections.
The statement sent to media said MEND, a group behind years of attacks on the oil industry until a 2009 amnesty, would resume strikes in the Niger Delta oil region and launch attacks in the capital Abuja and commercial hub Lagos.
Several false threats purporting to be from MEND have been sent in the past and the group has regularly changed its email address. There have been no major attacks on oil sites since the amnesty and it was not possible to verify the authenticity of the latest email, sent from an address not previously used.

There have been several blasts around Africa’s most populous nation in recent months, including a New Year’s Eve car bomb in Abuja and attacks on political rallies with improvised explosive devices. Security experts urged vigilance.
“MEND advises the general public in the strongest of terms to stay clear from all political gatherings or meetings of any sort,” said the statement, which was signed by Jomo Gbomo, the pseudonym used by the group’s spokesmen in the past.
MEND claimed responsibility for car bombs near an independence day parade in Abuja last October which killed at least 10 people and marked the group’s first attack of its kind at such a high-profile event.


MEND’s suspected mastermind, Henry Okah, was charged shortly afterwards in Johannesburg, where he lives, with conspiracy and terrorism, which he denies. He remains in detention.

Other suspected ringleaders have been arrested in Nigeria and it is unclear what operational capacity the group still had. Security agencies are on the alert following the latest threat.

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mikendem at 09:06 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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MAY GOD HEIP US
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otagermo at 09:24 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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this is APRAIL..FULL..in advance.....
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Ajento at 09:26 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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I just feel sorry for Naija.
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ajanni at 10:01 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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this stupid and criminal terrorist group , MEND need to be taught a very hard lesson , their terrorist ring leader is being held at south Africa, so thats our business in that , and don,t they know the road to the South Africa? why terrorising the inocent peoples ? they are really MAD and not MEND
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DjBullet at 10:20 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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e bi like say Osama bin ladin dey 9ja currently and he lives at niger delta region  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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estilizo at 10:26 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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only God knows whats really going on in nigeria.

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dirtykid at 10:31 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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Na waoo  Shocked Shocked

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otagermo at 10:40 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 10:01 PM, 17/03/2011
this stupid and criminal terrorist group , MEND need to be taught a very hard lesson , their terrorist ring leader is being held at south Africa, so thats our business in that , and don,t they know the road to the South Africa? why terrorising the inocent peoples ? they are really MAD and not MEND
yes..mend are really mad but what of your bokko harram,,,,,,what are they?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??
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derbi at 10:50 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 10:01 PM, 17/03/2011
this stupid and criminal terrorist group , MEND need to be taught a very hard lesson , their terrorist ring leader is being held at south Africa, so thats our business in that , and don,t they know the road to the South Africa? why terrorising the inocent peoples ? they are really MAD and not MEND
DO MEND EXIST? BACOUSE I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF NEWS THAT SAYS MEND ATTACK AN INOCENT NIGERIAN Huh? Huh? THE ONLY PEOPLE I KNOW THAT ARE KILLING PEOPLE ARE THE BOKO ARAM, SHAAAAARRRAAAAP AND TELL THE GOVERMENT TO FINNISH WITH BOKO ARAM, EVEN THEIR KILLING NOW SEAM TO BE  LEGAL IN NIGERIA NOW, SINCE THE GOVERMENT IS NOT DOING ANYTING ABOUT IT, THEY WARN PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE THERE 4 WICKED POLITICIAN I THINK THEY ARE HUMAN, NOT ANIMAL LIKE UR BROTHERS WHO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE ANY HOW SO, SEND THE GOVERMENT TO TAUGHTUR BROTHER LESSON FIRST B4 U TALK HERE AGAIN STUPID BOY....
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ajanni at 11:05 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: otagermo on 10:40 PM, 17/03/2011
Quote from: ajanni on 10:01 PM, 17/03/2011
this stupid and criminal terrorist group , MEND need to be taught a very hard lesson , their terrorist ring leader is being held at south Africa, so thats our business in that , and don,t they know the road to the South Africa? why terrorising the inocent peoples ? they are really MAD and not MEND
yes..mend are really mad but what of your bokko harram,,,,,,what are they?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??

they are also mad as well
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ajanni at 11:08 PM, 17/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: derbi on 10:50 PM, 17/03/2011
Quote from: ajanni on 10:01 PM, 17/03/2011
this stupid and criminal terrorist group , MEND need to be taught a very hard lesson , their terrorist ring leader is being held at south Africa, so thats our business in that , and don,t they know the road to the South Africa? why terrorising the inocent peoples ? they are really MAD and not MEND
DO MEND EXIST? BACOUSE I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF NEWS THAT SAYS MEND ATTACK AN INOCENT NIGERIAN Huh? Huh? THE ONLY PEOPLE I KNOW THAT ARE KILLING PEOPLE ARE THE BOKO ARAM, SHAAAAARRRAAAAP AND TELL THE GOVERMENT TO FINNISH WITH BOKO ARAM, EVEN THEIR KILLING NOW SEAM TO BE  LEGAL IN NIGERIA NOW, SINCE THE GOVERMENT IS NOT DOING ANYTING ABOUT IT, THEY WARN PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE THERE 4 WICKED POLITICIAN I THINK THEY ARE HUMAN, NOT ANIMAL LIKE UR BROTHERS WHO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE ANY HOW SO, SEND THE GOVERMENT TO TAUGHTUR BROTHER LESSON FIRST B4 U TALK HERE AGAIN STUPID BOY....

you are equally as MAD as those terrorist MEND animals , you should all get lost right now
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SQUIRL at 12:09 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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we are the giant of africa Roll Eyes
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ajanni at 12:13 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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haaaaaaaaahha , look at this stupid rat , to HELL with you that son of a bastard father , animal son of an animal , you will never ever lives a happy life , all you can do is boast and making much noises , you will soon come on your knees begging , your fore fathers done so in their days , stupid garage boy bragging , you are really mad , idiot
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williams100 at 01:22 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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HOPE AL QAEDA,TALIBAN GROUP OR AHAGGAR MASSIF IS NOT IN THE COUNTRY.THIS NIGERIA SEF DON DEY GET OFF HAND.WETIN?Huh?Huh??
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livingday at 03:20 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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South Africa has its set of rules and Nigeria cannot be expected to influence their decision on any crime. MEND can either continue with the amnesty or get out of it. There are no two ways about it. They must know that GEJ is one of their own and their actions will impact negatively on him.
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ajanni at 07:44 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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fire for fire is all they need, nonsense , when just a handful terrorist will be dictating for the entire nation , as if we are in a BANANA republic , and regime that cannot contained those mad boys should just give way
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nwakama at 08:24 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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MEND are no Terrorist but group of criminals , they are fighting for their selfish interest and not for  the interest  of Niger Deltans, . Therefore  we must combine our forces to chasing them out, or we call on our spiritual  fathers to converts them . My fellows Nigerians never entertain any fear because MEND or BOKO HARAM are not bigger than Nigeria force. They are distractors, sent by some political Timbers and Saw dusts to cause fears to Nigeria citizens so they will vote for them out of intimidations and fears for this coming election, but God will not allow to vote for the wrong person.
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ajanni at 08:31 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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good
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samueljoo at 08:42 AM, 18/03/2011 (8 years ago)
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what is the problem of naija?
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