Latest update: 10/11/2010
Niger Delta kidnappings
Seven foreign workers have been kidnapped from an Oil Rig in the Niger Delta. In a statement issued by email, militant group The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta - known as MEND - claimed responsibility for the attack. Delta rebels want control over the oil-rich area and a fair distribution of oil wealth. Concerns have been raised that MEND is becoming increasingly violent, last month 12 people were killed in a bomb blast.