• From The BBC:

    Nigeria’s most prominent militant group says it has blown up an oil pipeline operated by Chevron only recently repaired following a previous attack. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) said it had targeted a pipeline linking Alero creek to a Chevron terminal in Delta state. “Our fighters revisited the recently repaired Chevron pipeline… and destroyed it again,” the group said. Attacks in the Niger Delta have severely cut Nigeria’s oil output. Mend said it had blown up the pipeline at about 1900 GMT. There was no immediate confirmation of the attack. The militants claim to be fighting for a fairer distribution of oil wealth, though the government has in the past dismissed them as common criminals. Amnesty offer In the statement released on Friday, the group said it would now target repaired infrastructure because the government and oil companies cared more about fixing the installations than helping people displaced by a military offensive. “If the governm…

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