Today In Nigerian History: January 23rd

Masked Sunni gunmen chant slogans during a protest against Iraq's Shiite-led government, demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city, in Falluja
On this day in 2007, unidentified assailants seized oil engineers, an American and a Briton in the oil center of Port Harcourt, in southern Nigeria…

There was a booming trade in hostages in the southern Niger Delta including Port Harcourt at the time.

The main militant groups, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, later claimed responsibility for the attack.

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