Oil War in Nigeria
Nigeria's main rebel group declared an "oil war" on Sunday in response to attacks by Nigerian government, reports CNN.http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/09/14/nigeria.oil.war/index.html Twenty-two Nigerian soldiers were killed at the Soku Gas Plant. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Nigerian Delta said in an email," The operation will continue until the government of Nigeria appreciates that the solution to peace in the Niger Delta is justice, respect, and dialogue.
According to Star Tribunehttp://www.startribune.com/world/28366224.html?elr=KArksUUUU, about 10 speedboats attacked security personnel at Royal Dutch Shell PLC. While a flow station may have been damaged, no government staff were injured. The rebel group has aimed at hurting Nigeria's oil industry for the past three years and bombing oil pipes in hopes for the federal government to send more revenues.