Conflict in the Niger Delta 2004

[ 2004 - ]

The current conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s over tensions between foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who feel they are being exploited, particularly the Ogoni and the Ijaw. Ethnic and political unrest has continued throughout the 1990s and persists as of 2013 despite the conversion to democracy and the election of the Obasanjo government in 1999. Competition for oil wealth has fueled violence between many ethnic groups, causing the militarization of nearly the entire region by ethnic militia groups as well as Nigerian military and police forces (notably the Nigerian Mobile Police). Victims of crimes are fearful of seeking justice for crimes committed against them because of growing "impunity from prosecution for individuals responsible for serious human rights abuses, [which] has created a devastating cycle of increasing conflict and violence".

Total Casualties 2300 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 2300 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Politics of Nigeria and Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) 2004 View
Nigerian Armed Forces and Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force 2004 View
Politics of Nigeria and Niger Delta Liberation Front 2004 View
Nigerian Armed Forces and Niger Delta Vigilante 2004 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Daewoo Precision Industries K2 Manportable Rifles

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