Nigerian militants calling themselves the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) said Sunday they had attacked a major Shell oil pipeline in the volatile Niger Delta, in a statement obtained by AFP.
The group said the overnight attack "successfully disabled the trunk line belonging to Shell in the swamp of Obunoma" in the oil-rich Rivers State.
A key demand of the militants is that local communities benefit from the region's oil wealth.
When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.
One has to wonder just how soon the US is going to rush "military advisors" to the region.