"MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), yesterday, de-scribed as empty the order by President Umar Yar Adua to the military to seize militants who attacked the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDCs) Bonga Field, last Thursday, saying it would declare an oil war if the military attacks any militant position," Emma Amaize, Vanguard.com
It's almost as if oil is it's own entity here.
Today a pipeline was hit.
With each attack the earth suffers -- and also the people -- as oil coats the water and the earth and the air.
As if oil were fighting back. As if oil could speak and say, I am so much bigger than you -- you try to assert yourself here, but there is nothing you can do to slow my momentum... more and more powerful -- more and more dangerous -- more and more money...
Next month, a peace summit is scheduled in Nigeria. The idea of the summit is to try to secure some peace in the region -- where violence is escalating and oil production is impeded. MEND has said it won't attend.