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TIMELINE-Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil Delta

Gunmen attacked an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria's Niger Delta, kidnapping five people including foreigners and injuring two crew. Following is a timeline of unrest in the region since the late President Umaru Yar'Adua took office in 2007. June 2007 - After new President Umaru Yar'Adua takes office, a court frees former militia leader Mujahid Dokubo-Asari on bail. He had been in jail since 2005. read full text  

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