Corruption is hindering the Nigerian government’s efforts to address violence in the Niger Delta, analysts say. People remain displaced two weeks after a military crackdown on militants in the oil-rich region, IRIN reports.

“Unless the government addresses the political and financial corruption – at both the state and federal level – that has robbed the people of their right to health, education and the development of their region, the anger that drives militancy and criminality will continue,” Eric Guttschuss, Human Rights Watch’s Nigeria researcher, told IRIN.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.