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Nigeria’s Buhari vows crackdown after pipeline attacks

By on April 14, 2016

Nigeria will crack down on groups responsible for recent pipeline attacks in the oil-producing Delta region,President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.

Pipeline attacks and violence have been on the rise in the southern swampland since authorities issued an arrest warrant in January for a former militant leader on corruption charges.

“I hope this message will reach the vandals and saboteurs who are blowing up pipelines and installations,” President Buhari said.

Last month gunmen blew up an oil pipeline belonging to Italy’s ENI in the Delta, a region which provides much of Nigeria’s oil production, killing three workers, according to officials.

Buhari has extended a multi-million dollar amnesty signed with militants in 2009, but he has upset them by ending generous pipeline protection contracts.

The militants, like other Delta residents, demand a greater share of oil revenues.

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