Nigeria's peace talks with oil rebels deadlocked

Since the start of the year, several militant groups have bombed pipelines and facilities operated by oil companies in Nigeria, slashing the country's oil outputJust weeks ago, Nigeria’s junior oil minister said output was almost back to normal after a year of devastating attacks against the major African oil producer. Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari held talks with representatives from the oil-producing Niger delta in the capital Abuja on November 1, the attacks resumed in spectacular fashion. A blast on the Trans-Forcado pipeline just 48 hours after it reopened was a brazen provocation, casting doubt on the Nigerian government’s ability to secure peace in the region.

Share this article