Niger Delta: MEND’s Violence on the Rise

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On January 28th, the hard-won peace of the Niger Delta that was made possible after the federal government had spent billions of naira in an amnesty deal with militants was shattered when gunmen attacked the home of Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orurebe and blew up parts of the minister’s mansion. The identity of the attackers remained a mystery until February 5th when the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) came forward to claim responsibility.view full text

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