Niger Delta Update (MEND’s Attack on Atlas Cove, Lagos)


It is all happening in the Niger Delta at the moment.  The past 2 weeks has seen a whirlwind of activity regarding the Niger Delta issue. Here’s a quick recap of what has been going on:

1) The federal government announces an amnesty plan to convince the Delta militants to lay down their arms. Militants who take up the amnesty offer will be paid a stipend by the government.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8156361.stm

2) Leading militant Henry Okah (detained and awaiting trial for treason) takes up the amnesty offer. He is set to be released by the government.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8153402.stm

3) MEND carries out its first major attack outside the Delta, by blowing up the Atlas Cove oil installaion in Lagos. A year ago on this website, I predicted that the militants would eventually start attacking major cities like Lagos:

https://maxsiollun.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/niger-delta-militants-terrorists-or-freedom-fighters/

4) MEND declares a 60 day truce.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8152411.stm

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