Nigeria on brink of more energy attacks

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is on the brink of another cycle of energy industry attacks
Tom DiChristopher
Analysts are warning that militants could soon wreak havoc on Nigeria’s oil industry, plunging the African petrostate back into a cycle of sabotage.
Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, has seen a period of relative calm in its restive southern delta region over the last year. Early in 2016, a series of spectacular attacks carried out by a mysterious group called the Niger Delta Avengers cratered Nigeria’s oil production, exacerbating an economic crunch triggered by low oil prices.
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