Two Nigerian pipelines blown up

LAGOS - Militants say they blew up two more oil pipelines yesterday in restive southern Nigeria and called on former US president Jimmy Carter to help mediate an end to the crisis.

LAGOS - Militants say they blew up two more oil pipelines yesterday in restive southern Nigeria and called on former US president Jimmy Carter to help mediate an end to the crisis.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or Mend, said in a statement that fighters hit two pipelines it believes are operated by Chevron and a Royal Dutch Shell joint venture in southern Rivers state. - Sapa-AP

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