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Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: Militants working under Ateke Tom, the big chief of the MEND (Movement For The Emancipation Of The Niger Delta), in camp nine, which is just one of the eleven camps he rules in the mangroves of the Niger delta....

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: Militants working under Ateke Tom, the big chief of the MEND (Movement For The Emancipation Of The Niger Delta), in camp nine, which is just one of the eleven camps he rules in the mangroves of the Niger delta....

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: Militants working under Ateke Tom, the big chief of the MEND (Movement For The Emancipation Of The Niger Delta), working out in camp nine, which is just one of the eleven camps he rules in the mangroves of the...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

OKRIKA, NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: Pipelines running through the middle of Okrika village. The older pipelines sometimes leak or burst. The most recent incident two months ago caused local houses to be burnt down. (Photo by Veronique de Viguerie/Reportage by Getty Images)...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: In Bolo creek, villagers are illegally taking oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. Around 30 to 40 illegal refineries can be found all over the creek. The strong presence of the...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: In Bolo creek, villagers are illegally taking oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. Around 30 to 40 illegal refineries can be found all over the creek. The strong presence of the...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: In Bolo creek, villagers are illegally taking oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. Around 30 to 40 illegal refineries can be found all over the creek. The strong presence of the...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: A boy transports barrels of crude oil to an illegal refinery. In Bolo creek, villagers are illegally taking oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. Around 30 to 40 illegal refineries can...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

BOLO, NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - FEBRUARY 2009: In Bolo, the local population fight for Shell (the oil company) to leave their territory. They were tired of the multiple oil spills and other pollution. After years of fighting, Shell left and the villagers are now using...

Oil Pirates of Nigeria

NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA - JULY 2009: In Bolo creek, villagers are illegally taking oil from Shell facilities (pictured) and refining it to sell it on the black market. Around 30 to 40 illegal refineries can be found all over the creek. The strong presence of...