Nigerian group attacks pipeline
So Nigeria reached a truce with the Niger Delta Avengers, who were the most famous petro-terrorists in the country.
The problem is that the group is fragmented and without any conclusive leadership. So whatever deal the 'leaders' got, it probably doesn't apply to the rank-and-file. Or they split off and create their own group.
The problem is that Nigeria wants to get production going but there are so many rebels that peace is seemingly impossible, especially when the government is lacking funds.
So the latest bombing is from a group called the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, or NGDJM. They first appeared in mid-August.
They sent out an email to announce the attack. Here is part of it:
"The Opudo strike force, at about 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016, struck the Afiesere - Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli, operated by NPDC/Shoreline.
"The Operation Crocodile Tears is not slowing down, but determined to achieve target. Until the federal government takes the proper steps, this song will continue to play.
"This is to once again emphasize our earlier revelation that the so-called Operation Crocodile Smile is nothing but a scam: some jumbled job, sewn together to retire some recently embezzled military budget.
"Were it a serious endeavor, as the entire military system has sought to bamboozle Nigerians and the entire world to believe, the half-baked operation would have at least been reaping marginal results, besides those wrong arrests, lacking in intelligence that it had realized."
"This is to you, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, let you crocodile continue to smile, your time of reckoning is at hand, probably by the time the smiling crocodile finally sinks, you will see its tears and blood.
"Under your nose, the very task of guarding oil assets (which we consider a waste of time, resources and a failure of priorities) will fail because you are both insincere and incompetent."