Nigeria: Militant group accuses former president Goodluck Jonathan and other eminent persons of sponsoring Nigeria oil attacks; Jonathan denies accusations
"Militants: Ex-president is sponsor of Nigeria oil attacks", 8 Aug 2016
A splinter group of Nigerian oil militants accuses former President Goodluck Jonathan and other politicians in the oil-rich Niger Delta of sponsoring attacks on oil installations that have slashed the West African nation's petroleum production... [T]he Reformed Niger Delta Avengers published names of 20 alleged sponsors of the Niger Delta Avengers, the group it broke away from, including former and current governors of southern states...Politicians long have been accused of backing the oil militants. Southerners are accused of trying to destabilize the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north. The southerners, who are predominantly Christian, have accused politicians backing Buhari of sponsoring the militants as a ploy to militarize their region...[former president] Jonathan denied the allegations...and, through a spokesman, said the militants want to kill him.