Militants attack Nigerian Oil Refinery

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...-up-pipelines/

http://europe.newsweek.com/niger-del...s-464350?rm=eu

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A group calling itself the "Niger Delta Avengers" has carried out a strike against Nigeria's oil & gas pipeline. Apparently oil production was down by almost 50% even before this attack.
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(Original post by Tempest II)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...-up-pipelines/

http://europe.newsweek.com/niger-del...s-464350?rm=eu

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A group calling itself the "Niger Delta Avengers" has carried out a strike against Nigeria's oil & gas pipeline. Apparently oil production was down by almost 50% even before this attack.
...And?!
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...And?!
It doesn't take a genius to work out that this will put oil prices for UK consumers up given that we import a fair bit of oil from Nigeria.
This is a Current Affairs section after all.
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(Original post by Tempest II)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...-up-pipelines/

http://europe.newsweek.com/niger-del...s-464350?rm=eu

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A group calling itself the "Niger Delta Avengers" has carried out a strike against Nigeria's oil & gas pipeline. Apparently oil production was down by almost 50% even before this attack.
Cant we just drone strike them like we did with Isis?

Drones are the answer to every problem.
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Cant we just drone strike them like we did with Isis?

Drones are the answer to every problem.
I don't even really know what the problem is in this case as I'm not an expert on the region.
Is it greedy oil companies? Is it a highly corrupt Nigerian government? Is the local population being overly protective of land they see as their's? Is it militant groups trying to flex their muscles? Is it all of the above?

If you want to take some great photos then feel free to buy a drone :-)
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I don't even really know what the problem is in this case as I'm not an expert on the region.
Is it greedy oil companies? Is it a highly corrupt Nigerian government? Is the local population being overly protective of land they see as their's? Is it militant groups trying to flex their muscles? Is it all of the above?

If you want to take some great photos then feel free to buy a drone :-)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...n-oil-facility

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36301835

It seems that the group don't like foreign oil companies operating in the area, and want locals to have a greater share of the profits. The Niger delta has a long history of oil leaks and spills which have caused severe environmental problems, and other groups have attacked oil infrastructure in the past. This group is a new one which apparently emerged a few months ago.
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Who you gunna call?
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Who you gunna call?
America, probably. To help us "liberate" Nigeria in the name of democracy.
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America, probably. To help us "liberate" Nigeria in the name of democracy.
Bit awkward, considering they celebrated "democracy day" in Nigeria just two days ago.
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Bit awkward, considering they celebrated "democracy day" in Nigeria just two days ago.
I'm sure the military complex of America won't be bothered by a silly little thing like that when they've got oil to liberate. I mean people. Democracy. Ameeerica, **** yeah. Etc.

Tbf the "Niger Delta Avengers" is a pretty badass name, so I'll give them top marks for creativity.
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There isn't anything new about this. Some Nigerians see oil companies as leeching the natural resources of their country and destroying the environment. Got to say I've got sympathy with the argument. See the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa in the 90s for the most famous example.
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