Heavily armed Niger Delta militant pirate gangs operating in and around the Niger Delta region, the Black Devils, have given reasons why they attack expatriate companies such as Agip, Shell, Chevron and others and take hostages for huge ransoms.

In a video interview granted by the leader of one of the militant groups to the Al Jazeera’s People and Power documentary crew on investigation of the rise of piracy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, the militants claimed the expatriate companies come to exploit them without employing them or giving them their due.


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