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Niger Delta rebels warn: ‘Hostages going nowhere’

Nigerian separatist rebels have rejected an appeal from tribal elders for them to release three Western oil workers and warned: “The hostages are going nowhere”. Earlier, the senior traditional monarch among the Niger Delta’s 14 million ethnic Ijaws had urged the militants to release the two Americans and one Briton they have held for three weeks in the delta swamps. But a spokesman from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Saturday Chief Edwin Clark’s appeal would have no bearing on any decision to release the oilmen. Full Story

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