Nigeria boasts new gas plant —militants abduct manager

Nigeria’s outgoing president Olusegun Obasanjo visited the restive southern Niger Delta region [May 14] to perform a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $8 billion gas plant. Militants in the region have waged an intensifying campaign against the many foreign oil companies present in the Delta. [The Brass LNG plant is a partnership of Italy’s Eni, France’s Total, and ConocoPhillips] [Reuters, May 14] [Also May 14,] militants kidnapped a manager working for Italian company Agip. [Reuters, May 14]

From Security Briefs, May 14

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