Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)

InceptionThe Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and serves as an umbrella organisation of armed groups in the region. MEND, launched itself onto the international stage in January 2006 by claiming responsibility for the capture of four foreign oil workers. Since 2006, MEND’s attacks on oil pipelines and kidnappings have reduced oil output in the Niger Delta by roughly one-third. Oil companies, the Nigerian government, and the United States (Nigeria is the United States' fifth largest supplier of U.S. crude imports) are concerned about MEND's ability to disrupt the global oil supply. Though skilled at leveraging international media, the group remains secretive and opinions vary on its power and ability to sustain itself.MotivationsMEND’s stated mission is to expose the exploitation and oppression of the people of the Niger Delta and the degradation of the environment by…

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), also known as Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force is an active group formed c. 2005.
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