Nigerian rebels end ceasefire

Mend fighters have threatened to attack Nigerian oil facilities. (AFP)

Nigeria's main militant group yesterday called off a three-month-old ceasefire in the Niger Delta and threatened to unleash "an all-out assault" on Africa's biggest oil and gas industry.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend), responsible for years of attacks on oil facilities, said it could no longer trust the government to negotiate demands for greater control of the region's natural resources.

 

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