Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Terrorist Organizations // Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)



In the early 1990s, local militant groups, mainly comprising young men in the Niger Delta region unable to find jobs, began to form to fight against the region’s underdevelopment and environmental degradation despite the high revenue derived from its oil resources.    MEND first attracted attention in 2006, in part as a successor to the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) after the arrest of NDPVF leader Alaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari. MEND soon became one of the...

 

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