Nigerian militants warn of more clashes with army

The main militant group in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta warns of more clashes with the military and says it has moved two British hostages “out of harm’s way” in anticipation of unrest.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) will join the fray between the military joint task force and angry youths from oil bearing communities,” the group said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters this morning.
Armed youths attacked navy personnel protecting a Royal Dutch Shell oil facility on Monday, killing one sailor and stealing four speedboats belonging to the firm in apparent retaliation for a military raid.