Niger Delta group claims responsibility ship attacks

The most vocal militant group in Nigeria’s oil-producing south claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on four ships earlier this week and warned of more attacks.

‘Freelance freedom fighters sponsored by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) carried out the harassment on the four vessels belonging to some oil companies in the Bonny River on Tuesday January 8, 2008,’ MEND said in an e-mail to AFP.