Nigeria MEND militants claim Niger Delta attack

A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta claimed an attack on a police checkpoint that killed four people on Thursday.

Yenagoa: A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta claimed an attack on a police checkpoint that killed four people on Thursday; its second such claim after it said it blew up an oil pipeline last month.
"The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) confirms that the attack on a Nigerian marine police checkpoint on Thursday March 1, 2012, in Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta ... was carried out by our fighters," the statement from Jomo Gbomo, a spokesman for one of MEND`s factions, said.
He also said they were in contact with the group which had kidnapped two people in a pirate attack on a Dutch vessel on Tuesday and were considering taking them in.

Bureau Report