More difficult will be addressing the problems that have prompted rebels in the Niger Delta to attack oil facilities and kidnap workers. Their methods are reprehensible, and the U.S. must be careful not to leave the impression that thugs get results. The best way to fight them is to work against the conditions that allow them to thrive. The people of the Niger Delta are some of the poorest in the world, living in villages that have been severely polluted by oil operations while enjoying none of the wealth being produced. With some pressure and assistance from the United States, the oil companies should speed their cleanup while the government builds up more services and infrastructure for the region.
The so call people referred to as thugs are simply militants who have studied and located the weak point------and they are indeed getting results for their people. I just pray that the govt will build up the region and not repress the people. We don't want to witness another Darfur, Somali, iraq etc etc in Nigeria