Drama in the Niger Delta: Predators Circle

The story goes that Nigerian rebels have kidnapped three western expatriate workers and killed them in cold blood. It is the first time they have murdered hostages and the political and economic fall-out in one of the world’s top oil-producing nations could be huge. Oil companies are under attack from the media for putting their workers at risk. The Nigerian government is threatening an all-out offensive which could trigger full-scale civil war.

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