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Nigeria rebel group to resume attacks, ends talks

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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:48 PM
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Nigeria rebel group to resume attacks, ends talks


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YENAGOA, Nigeria, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria's main rebel group said on Saturday it would resume attacks against Africa's biggest energy industry next month, overshadowing the surrender of hundreds of arms by rebels in a federal amnesty programme.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), responsible for attacks that have wrought havoc on the OPEC member's oil operations, said it would resume its campaign of violence on Sept. 15.

MEND, a loose coalition of militant groups, denounced the hundreds of rebels that have participated in President Umaru Yar'Adua's 60-day
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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:48 PM
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I suppose then that the Nigerian government has its work cut out for it and they're now able to better identify the core resistance and put an end to it.

It's funny...the ones that are continuing the attacks are suggesting that the ones who surrendered were in this for the money and they are the ones that are in this for freedom, but it seems to me to be the exact opposite and the ones who will continue to fight are the ones who don't like the settlement deal they'll recieve from accepting the amnesty.

I guess they'll celebrate Ramadan and then get back to the fight.



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