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Nigeria militants end truce in Niger Delta oil region

“The main rebel group in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta says it is ending the ceasefire it declared last October.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Delta (Mend) said it did not believe the government would restore control of resources to local people.

Mend has demanded that residents be given a greater share in profits from oil resources and land.

It warned oil companies to prepare for what it called an all-out onslaught against installations and personnel.

In a statement announced the end of the ceasefire, Mend said that the decision had been taken ‘after careful consideration and extensive consultation’.

‘All companies related to the oil industry in the Niger Delta should prepare for an all-out onslaught,’ it went on. “

(BBC News – Nigeria militants end truce in Niger Delta oil region)

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