Weapons and Tactics of the Niger Delta

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The weapons being anything they can find and tactics being kidnapping civilians and attacking oil infrastructure. I have not read of any credible military victories. The “Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta’s” only claim to fame is managing to damage an oil platform 120km offshore.




Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Eric Church

    Their tactics and weapons may not be top that impressive, but their strategy is. These guys are part of why oil prices are where they are right now.

    See
    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4196
    for a good understanding of the significance of the oil platform attack.

    and

    http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2008/06/global-oil-unde.html

    for how it fits into a larger trend.
    note: John Robb’s (the person behind the global guerrillas blog) overall ideas are very interesting but I believe takes his analysis to an extreme point to promote himself.

  • Jcamelo

    As you can see thes guys are not lightly armed and they look like they mean business (note the heavy calibre and low calibre machine guns and the rpgs

  • j

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