Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Nigeria has to combat armed force in the south as well as Boko Haram in the north. (Check out some of the articles cited in the BBC post.)

Niger Delta: Army arrests six after 'pirate attack' kills soldiers
The Nigerian military has made six arrests after four soldiers and a policeman were killed in an attack by suspected pirates in the oil-rich Niger Delta on Friday.

Security forces also recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in the raid on their camp, the army said.

Gunmen in four speed boats targeted the military checkpoint in southern Bayelsa state on Friday, authorities said.

Piracy and organised crime linked to oil theft are common in the region…

An amnesty in 2009 for tens of thousands of oil militants - who receive a monthly stipend from the government - stemmed the level of violence in the region.

But some of the former militants have turned to piracy.

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