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Alan Ryan's sidekick blasts alleged statement from dissidents

Derek Nolan with Alan and Vinnie Ryan
Derek Nolan with Alan and Vinnie Ryan

The sidekick of slain RIRA chief Alan Ryan has blasted an alleged statement from dissidents claiming that they intend to kill more drug dealers.

A statement from an individual claiming to be from a group called 'Action Against Drugs' appeared in today's Irish Mirror.

The alleged dissident told the paper:

"We view the deaths of Republicans Alan and Vinnie Ryan as a declaration of war.

"We have now put all units on war footing and all known drug dealers and criminal elements are now considered legitimate targets from midnight tonight."

However, the paper was unable to verify the codeword the alleged dissident used.

Alan Ryan's sidekick Derek Nolan blasted the story today, claiming it was 'war mongering'.

Derek Nolan

The thug, who sports bizarre facial tattoos, took to his Facebook to write:

"Another Stupid Statement Put Out There To Cause Conflict.

"These Keyboard Warrior's Need Cop On These Statements Don't Help The Situation They Only Increase Tention And Paranoia Which Leads To More Conflict.

"War Mongering At it Best."

25-year-old Vinnie Ryan was gunned down by a two man hit squad as he sat in a car in Finglas, north Dublin, on Monday.

The 'Mr Big' drugs gang remain the chief suspects for the murder of Ryan, but sources say gardai have not yet ruled out the involvement of associates of slain drugs trafficker Michael 'Mica' Kelly – who was shot dead by Ryan's IRA faction in September 2011.