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Nigeria fighters threaten return
Rebel group says government failed to keep its side of amnesty deal in Niger delta.
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2010 20:05 GMT

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend), has threatened to take up arms again, saying the Nigerian government has not stuck to its side of a ceasefire agreement.

The group's fighters laid down their weapons as part of a government-led amnesty deal in return for a promise of cash and jobs.

But with the president out of the country for medical treatment the deal has virtually collapsed.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from the Niger Delta.

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Al Jazeera
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