Understanding the Armed Groups of the Niger Delta

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.cfr.org/publication/20146/understanding_the_armed_groups_of_the_niger_delta.html. Source. Council on Foreign Relations.

Nigeria’s underdeveloped but oil-rich Niger Delta region currently is the site of a crippling insurgency. Fueled by a complex mixture of protest, crime, and political corruption, the network of armed groups that create this instability pose serious problems both for Abuja and for oil-importing countries across the globe. This Working Paper provides insights into these militias’ origins, characteristics, and interactions with one another.

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