Youth Militia, Self Determination and Resource Control Struggle in The Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria
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The Niger Delta region, Nigeria’s oil belt has been the site of a generalized ethnic and regional struggle for self-determination since 1998, the location of often-violent confrontations between local ethnic communities and agents of the Nigerian state and oil companies involved in the extraction and exploitation of oil in the area. What began as community agitation has undoubtedly undergone several transformations.
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