• Nigerian Army steps up fight against Avengers in Niger Delta

    Nigerian Army steps up fight against Avengers in Niger Delta

    In response to renewed hostilities and sabotage in the Niger Delta region, the federal government is set to confront fighters of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other militant groups in the oil and gas-rich region.

    This comes after the assumption of office of Major General Kasimu Abdukarim, the pioneer General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the newly-created 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt.

    The new GOC, with Masters in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan (UI), until his […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Nembe creek pipeline

    Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Nembe creek pipeline

    Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said on Tuesday it had attacked the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline in the southern Niger Delta.

    The group, which in August said it would halt hostilities to pursue talks with the government, said on Sunday it had resumed attacks because of the continued presence of the army in the region. Earlier this month, the president met local community leader to hear their grievances.

    The NDA, which wants more energy wealth to go to the […]

  • Why we resumed bombings – Niger Delta Avengers explain

    Why we resumed bombings – Niger Delta Avengers explain

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers on Sunday said its strike team resumed attacks on oil facilities in the region because the federal government has refused to honour the ceasefire it entered into with the militant group to allow for a dialogue.

    A statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, accused the government of using military to undermine the process by ‘unnecessarily’ harassing communities and arrest innocent people in the

  • Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday the continued presence of the army in the southern Niger Delta energy hub has undermined peace talks and prompted attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region.

    The Niger Delta Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister urged militants to stop attacks following strikes on the Trans Forcados Pipeline, main contributor to the Forcados crude stream, the most recent of which was claimed by the NDA.

    Most groups have adhered to a ceasefire […]

  • Kachikwu condemns Niger Delta Avengers’ renewed attacks

    Kachikwu condemns Niger Delta Avengers’ renewed attacks

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has expressed government’s disappointment at the spate of attacks on Forcados export pipeline by armed militant groups despite the ongoing dialogue with leaders of the region.

    The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for most attacks on oil facilities in the region in recent times, said it carried out another attack on the Forcados Export Pipeline in Delta State on Tuesday night.

    The attack […]

  • How military sacked Bayelsa community in search of Avengers

    How military sacked Bayelsa community in search of Avengers

    Indigenes of the Shine-Shine community in Nembe Council of Bayelsa State yesterday narrated their tales of horror, tears and sorrow over the recent military invasion of their community in search of suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

    Though the soldiers were said not to have made any arrest or discovered any suspected member of the group, according to residents of the community, the mission left sorrow, tears and a devastated community behind, with scores of houses, churches […]

  • Trump’s victory brought hope for Niger Deltans – Avengers

    Trump’s victory brought hope for Niger Deltans – Avengers

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers have congratulated the President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held on Tuesday.

    The Avengers said Trump’s victory brought hope to the agitation for the economic emancipation and fiscal federalism in the region.

    In a electronic mail sent late Wednesday evening by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, said the people of the Niger Delta would come victorious just like Trump who fought against world establishments […]

  • Army foils Avengers’ attempt to bomb gas facility, kills two

    Army foils Avengers’ attempt to bomb gas facility, kills two

    According to reports, the Joint Military Force deployed to the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, says it successfully repelled an attack by Niger Delta Avengers at a gas facility in Delta State and killed two pirates in ongoing operations in the region.

    A statement by Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Daudu, the spokesman of the Joint Force, made this known in Bayelsa State on Tuesday.

    Daudu said the operations were carried out between Saturday and Tuesday.

    He said: “Troops deployed at Delta State while on […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers threaten to resume attacks on oil facilities

    Niger Delta Avengers threaten to resume attacks on oil facilities

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has issued a strong fresh warning to the Federal Government that it would resume bombing of oil facilities if government made any further mistake to enter into negotiation with selfish leaders in the region.

    The group said the so-called leaders only represented themselves instead of the interest of the people.

    The Avengers in a statement accused some unnamed selfish Niger Delta leaders and groups of appropriating the overall interest of the region to themselves […]

  • Buhari meeting with Niger Delta leaders may likely fail – Avengers

    Buhari meeting with Niger Delta leaders may likely fail – Avengers

    It was gathered that the planned meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Niger Delta Avengers may collapse, the group has revealed.

    The group in a statement issued by the group and signed by Col. Rightman Hudson Opukurowari stressed that the planned meeting with some selected leaders of the Niger Delta with President Muhammadu Buhari may be a flop because of some of the elders drafted into it.

    According to the statement, “We have discovered without any iota of doubt that so […]

  • Stop destroying oil pipelines – Bishop warns Avengers

    Stop destroying oil pipelines – Bishop warns Avengers

    According to reports, the Bishop of Calabar Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Tunde Adeleye, has warned members of the Niger Delta Avengers to stop destroying oil facilities in the region because of its adverse effect on the environment.

    The Bishop also took a swipe at the Federal Government for paying little or no attention to the violence perpetuated by Fulani herdsmen across the country.

    Adeleye said this in Calabar, Cross River State during a press briefing on the second session of the […]