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article imageNigeria rebel group to resume attacks

By Andrew Moran     Aug 22, 2009 in World
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Nigeria's main rebel faction, will resume attacks against Africa's biggest energy industry in September.
In a statement released on Saturday by MEND, "The ongoing amnesty program by the government of Nigeria seems to have achieved separating those who still have the zeal to fight for our freedom from those who were in it for the money."
MEND will reinvigorate attacks against oil industries starting on September 15, 2009. The militant group had condemned President Umaru Yar'Adua's 60-day amnesty program, which has offered militants in the region with amnesty if they turn over their weapons and if they register and take part in the country's reintegration programs, according to a report on Digital Journal.
In July, the rebel group declared a 60-day ceasefire to negotiate peace talks and now it has suspended negotiations with the government.
On early Saturday, many Nigerian rebel groups handed over their weapons, mortar bombings and gunboats in a public demonstration in the Bayelsa state capital Yenagoa, according to Reuters.
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