• Niger Delta leaders warn militants over bombing of Forcados trunkline

    Niger Delta leaders warn militants over bombing of Forcados trunkline

    Niger Delta leaders yesterday severely reprimanded the militant group that blew up the Trans-Forcados at Batan, Warri South West Local Council, Delta State pipelines, saying enough was enough.

    The leaders who met at the Warri home of the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, said the recent blowing up of Trans-Forcados Pipeline operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) was no longer a matter arising from grievances, but an act designed to sabotage the present […]

  • Niger Delta militants blow up another Forcados pipeline

    Niger Delta militants blow up another Forcados pipeline

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday claimed it has blown up another Trans Forcados Export Pipeline in the creeks of Warri South West Council Area of Delta State.

    This is coming barely 24 hours after operatives of the Operations Delta Safe around Batan community repelled them from carrying out a similar attack on another pipeline that fields the Forcados Export Terminal operated by Shell/ Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) with crude on Tuesday.

    The attack occurred 10:45pm on Tuesday […]

  • Why we bombed Forcados pipeline – Militant group explains

    Why we bombed Forcados pipeline – Militant group explains

    A militant group, Niger Delta Defence Corps (NDDC) has threatened to continue the bombing of oil pipelines unless its members were represented in the on-going peace meeting between the Pan Niger Delta group, headed by Chief Edwin Clark and the Federal Government.

    NDDC, led by one General John Egbe, had threatened to blow up two pipelines in Delta and Rivers states, noting that the failure to invite the group would have dire consequences as the group would carry out attacks on […]

  • Niger Delta militants blow up Trans Forcados export line in Warri

    Niger Delta militants blow up Trans Forcados export line in Warri

    Suspected militants have bombed a state-run oil pipeline near the southern Nigerian oil hub of Warri in the latest blow to the industry, a security source and community leader said Wednesday.

    The Trans Forcados export line was attacked late Tuesday, they said, just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met with representatives of militant groups in the oil-rich Niger delta to discuss how to end the unrest plaguing the region.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack.

    “The attack was carried out […]

  • Military foils attempt to bomb Forcados terminal

    Military foils attempt to bomb Forcados terminal

    An attempt by suspected Niger Delta militants to blow up a section of the Shell Petroleum Development Company Forcados Terminal in the Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State has been foiled by the Nigerian military.

    Military sources said that the incident took place on Sunday around 2pm at the Ogulagha section of the terminal.

    It was gathered that the militants had almost finished planting the suspected explosives on one of the export lines when they saw a military patrol boat and […]