Coming off a successful election and transition from military rule to democratic government, Nigeria is now facing an escalation of unrest in the Niger Delta region where most of the country’s oil wealth is located. Hundreds have been killed in ethnic clashes and foreign oil companies have either pulled out their employees or restricted them to company compounds. Residents have been fleeing the regional capital of Warri to escape the bloodshed. The army is restoring order, but travel to this region should be avoided.