Bestman Wellington

Bestman Wellington is a Nigerian journalist, a small arms researcher and an analyst based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in the Niger Delta.

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Nigeria and the Threat of al-Qaeda Terrorism

Not long ago, Mike Mbama Okiro, Nigeria’s inspector general of police, raised an alarm over threats by al-Qaeda to launch an attack using time-bombs on Nigerian soil. Okiro’s warning generated

MEND’s Fluid Leadership Structure

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is one of the most prominent non-state, armed groups in the oil- and gas-rich Niger Delta. MEND is known for

Weapons of War in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria, home to large oil and gas operations, is awash with dangerous Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). The explosion in activities of non-state armed