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Vol 58 No 10

Published 12th May 2017


Nigeria

An avenger unmasked

All the masked vigilantes in comic books have secret identities but few expected a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, one of the region's most effective militant groups, to be a mild-mannered health and safety officer for a multinational oil company. The arrest of Anthony Pepple, aka Urban Gorilla, and ten others in Port Harcourt on 23 April sheds more light on the shadowy Avengers group whose well-targeted attacks on oil installations cut production by a million barrels last year.

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