Nigerian troops rampage in the Delta
Late last week, Nigerian federal troops allegedly went on the rampage in the Niger Delta's main city of Port Harcourt. Residents say that the troops were furious after learning one of their comrades had been killed in a shootout and decided to set fire to slum houses. The army blamed the fires on militants, but residents rubbished these claims. They said that the soldiers then poured petrol onto their houses and set them on fire, accusing the community of sheltering militants.