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Latest update : 2010-01-30

An armed Nigerian group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), announced Saturday it was calling off its unilateral ceasefire decreed on October 25 in the country's vital oil-producing southern region.

AFP - Armed Nigerian group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) announced Saturday it was calling off its unilateral ceasefire decreed on October 25 in the country's vital oil-producing southern region.
   
MEND said in a statement received by AFP that it had taken the decision "after careful consideration and extensive consultation."
   
"This ceasefire was ordered in the hope that the government of Nigeria would consider true dialogue founded on a sincere desire to bring justice to the people of the Niger Delta, and true peace to Nigeria.
   
"It is sufficiently clear at this point in time that the government of Nigeria has no intentions of considering the demands made by this group for the control of the resources and land of the Niger Delta to be reverted to the rightful owners, the people of the Niger Delta," the statement said.

Date created : 2010-01-30

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