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Nigerian bombing: rehabilitation not retribution

By Peter Cunliffe-Jones  

A dozen years ago I found myself standing on the dockside in Warri, the city at the heart of Nigeria’s troubled oil-producing region, waiting to meet the young men who had seized control of dozens of oil-pumping stations, shutting down around a third of its oil production.

Their boat arrived and I jumped in. Off we went, passing the rusting hulks of abandoned oil tankers, swinging fast and low out of the harbor. “Keep down,”…

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