Security forces in Nigeria have killed 12 men they say were stealing oil from a pipeline in the southern Niger Delta.
Officials said that a gun battle broke out when troops on patrol came across a group using heavy drilling equipment to siphon oil from a pipeline.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Monday, January 02, 2006
Nigeria cracks down on oil thieves
Nigeria loses lots of oil (30,000 barrels a day -see here) to oil thieves and is attempting to put a stop to it as reported here:
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