Nigeria struggles to crack down on oil thieves

Nigeria is rich in oil but thieves and pirates cost the government at least $1bn in revenue each month.

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    Nigeria is rich in oil but thieves and pirates cost the government at least $1bn in revenue each month.

    Security forces say they're getting tough on those who steal oil.

    But that is turning out to be a difficult task.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from the Niger Delta.


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