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Vol 51 No 21

Published 22nd October 2010


Nigeria

Ready for change in the Niger Delta

If the amnesty fails and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta resumes its armed struggle, figures from the past and future of Delta militancy will take charge. Some turned to politics after the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha, who died in 1998. The younger Boyloaf, Shoot at Sight, Busta Rhymes and Soboma Jackrich (Egberipapa) rose as lieutenants after 2003 and work in the violent criminal underworld as well as with the militants. They represent a younger generation in waiting.

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