Nigeria's oil delta quiet as militants weigh options after Jonathan defeat

April 2, 2015 3:41 PM

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Nigeria's oil delta quiet as militants weigh options after Jonathan defeat

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - The militant leaders who once wrought havoc in the Niger Delta oil industry have suddenly gone quiet following the defeat of Nigeria's incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, in an election this week.

An amnesty deal with the militants brokered by Jonathan when he was vice president in 2009 ended their rebellion, offering them generous payouts that they still enjoy today.

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