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Vol 38 No 10

Published 9th May 1997


Delta wars

Ethnic rivalries and government blunders are fuelling clashes over oil money

The fighting between Ijaws and Itsekiris in Warri, the oil city of Delta State in South-Western Nigeria, threatens to halt oil production in Nigeria's most lucrative fields. The city of Warri is the site of one of the nation's three refineries, some of Shell's major storage and service installations, the only petrochemical plant in southern Nigeria, the Aladja Steel Mill, and a deep-water river port.

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