The Resurgence of Militancy in the Niger-Delta: A Study of Bayelsa State

Ifeanyichukwu Otodo


The Niger delta region of Nigeria, reputed to be one of the most richly endowed delta’s in the world, contributes about 80% of Nigeria’s national wealth. Years of political and economic marginalization, environmental degradation, bad governance and policy inconsistency by the government, and the divide and rule policy of the oil companies led to emergence of militancy in the Niger delta in the early 2006.and since then, there have been recurrence attacks from different militant groups.

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