Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thousands of Nigerians have fled the Niger Delta oil town of Bonny after militants threatened to behead people who are not originally from the area
The unknown group attacked soldiers in the town two weeks ago, killing nine people including a pregnant woman. According to a newspaper article widely circulated by residents, the militants said they would return on July 16, 2008. Bonny Island is home to a major oil and gas export terminal but production has not been affected. Meanwhile, a militant attack in the Bonny Island area has left five people dead. About 30 militants attacked a Navy houseboat and three militants, a navy officer and civilian were killed.