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Niger Delta / Oil / The Rebels / Poverty #851510

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 09, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) This week's earlier report on Nigeria, oil and the rebels and the reaction to it introduced.

(Niger delta: Jeff Koinange) The bloodshed in a guerrilla war in Nigeria over the multi-national oil operations featured; scenes shown from the waters of the African delta where hooded fighters of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta {MEND} let the reporter to a hideout in the swamps where 24 Filipino captives have been held for a month and from a fishing community and other villages along the river; details given about the living conditions in the region where even the fish seem to have gone away. [Hostage captain of Bacoliner II, Ruben ROBLE†- wants to be released.] [Fisherman Sunday KANYOFA†- talks about his situation.] [Villager Ike WEST - makes threats against the oil.] [On the water, MEND masked man Maj. Gen. Tamuno GOD'S WILL†- says he will not be stopped.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Johannesburg: Jeff Koinange) The efforts to free the Filipino hostages, the response from Nigeria to the report on the delta, the government refusal to submit to interviews and complaints from "Jomo" about the report about the militants from MEND discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from the government of Nigeria about the CNN report outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Koinange, Jeff

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