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.
Landing the Big One
Monday, January 02, 2006
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: