Nigeria's Oil Delta Quiet as Militants Weigh Options After Jonathan Defeat

The militant leaders who once wrought havoc in the Niger Delta oil industry have suddenly gone quiet following the defeat of Nigeria's incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, in an election this week.
An amnesty deal with the militants brokered by Jonathan when he was vice president in 2009 ended their rebellion, offering them generous payouts that they still enjoy today.
But in the run-up to the election, several trumpeted threats to return to war should Jonathan lose the election.
He lost by a landslide to former military ruler and Muslim northerner Muhammadu Buhari, and called for peace amongst Nigerians as he conceded defeat.



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