Watching the World: Oil heroes in Nigeria

01/23/2006
In the oil industry there are more heroes than one can imagine, and not a few of them are at work in Nigeria. That’s where separatist rebels have recently kidnapped oil workers, blown up facilities, and vowed continued mayhem.“Pipelines, loading points, export tankers, tank farms, refined petroleum depots, landing strips, and residences of employees of these companies can expect to be attacked,” said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. “We know where they live, shop, and where the children go to school.”Children? Yes, even children are to be targeted as declared by the rebels in this latest war against the oil industry. And, of course, no on...
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