Sunday, January 31, 2010

MEND goes back on the attack

So much for the cease fire in the Niger Delta region:
A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta says it is ending the ceasefire it declared last October.
source - the BBC.

That would be the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which taken as a bloc is the largest and most dangerous armed faction in the Delta insurrection.

There is some quibbling over details as to "which MEND" ended the cease fire, as there certainly were some factions that had never come in from the bush when the amnesty was offered last year, but this is looking to be pretty much an all-call for militancy to resume.

Expect a return to the usual kidnappings, boat hijackings and pipeline raiding across the region, for now.

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