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Topic - Movement For The Emancipation Of The Niger Delta
A former militant leader in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta is linked to a private security company that signed a $103 million deal with the government to patrol the West African nation's waterways to stop piracy, officials have told the Associated Press.
An Eni SpA oil pipeline ruptured and caught fire as a militant group claimed responsibility for an attack in the region, their first alleged assault in months as its purported leader awaits trial on terrorism charges in South Africa.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday vowed that everything possible would be done to unearth those behind last week's independence day bombings that killed 12 people.
Two car bombs blew up on Friday as Nigeria celebrated its 50th independence anniversary, killing at least seven people in an unprecedented attack on the capital by suspected militants from the country's oil region.