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Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)

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Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)


Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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To improve the political and economic prospects for the ethnic Ijaw people in the Niger Delta by gaining local control over the substantial oil resources and revenues in the region, and to stop the environmental degradation caused by the Nigerian government’s oil extraction activities. MEND has also called for the Nigerian government to withdraw troops from the region and allocate 50 percent of...

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