• Bush burning caused pipeline explosion in Niger Delta – JTF

    Bush burning caused pipeline explosion in Niger Delta – JTF

    The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), said Monday that the recent pipeline explosion that occurred around Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli, Delta State, was caused by bush burning.

    Clarifying the incident, JTF’s Deputy Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), Lt. Com. Thomas Otuji, said heat from the bush burning ruptured the pipeline belonging to Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).

    Otuji asked members of the public to disregard a statement from a militant group, Greenland Justice Mandate (GJM), which claimed responsibility for the […]

  • JTF arrests three suspects, rescues 12 from kidnappers

    JTF arrests three suspects, rescues 12 from kidnappers

    It was gathered that the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe has arrested three suspects and rescued 12 victims of armed robbers, sea pirates and kidnappers.

    The outfit said the feat was achieved in its operations during the week in some parts of the region.

    The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, ODS, Lt. Col. Olaolu Dauda, said in a statement on Saturday that six civilians were rescued from armed robbers in Delta State.

    He also said three persons were […]

  • JTF rescues 12 hostages, destroy illegal refineries in Niger Delta

    JTF rescues 12 hostages, destroy illegal refineries in Niger Delta

    Troops attached to the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, OPDS, Friday rescued 12 persons from sea robbers and suspected kidnappers in various operations in the Niger Delta.

    Lt Col, Olaolu Daudu, the Joint Media Campaign Centre Coordinator of the task force fighting militancy and other crimes in the region, told journalists that the operations took place in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.

    He added that Troops of Sector one in Delta State foiled an attack on market women in Bomadi and […]

  • JTF arrests 5 suspected vandals, repel vessel hijack attempt

    JTF arrests 5 suspected vandals, repel vessel hijack attempt

    It was gathered that the Joint Military Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, said on Sunday that it arrested five suspected pipeline vandals and repelled a hijack attempt of a vessel by heavily armed sea pirates.

    Lt.-Cdr. Thomas Otuji, spokesman of the joint military force, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa

    Otuji said that the suspects were arrested between Oct. 17 and 18 near some oil wellheads at Apala, off Nana Creeks in Warri South […]

  • JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the Joint Military Operation in the Niger Delta on Friday said it had freed a kidnap victim and foiled another kidnap attempt in a bid to halt oil theft and criminality in the area.

    According to a statement issued in Yenagoa by Lt.-Cdr Thomas Otuji, Spokesman for the Joint Force, codenamed “Operation Delta Safe’’, the feats were achieved on Wednesday.

    “On Oct.19, 2016, Operation Delta Safe gallant troops’ resilience paid off when in conjunction with the Nigeria Police […]

  • JTF kills 7 militants, recovers weapons in Niger Delta

    JTF kills 7 militants, recovers weapons in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, on Wednesday said it had killed five suspected militants and two pirates in the last three days.

    Spokesman of the force, Lt.-Cdr. Thomas Osuji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that the task force had also arrested three other suspects.

    Osuji said the arrest was made at Ikot Ene, Akpabuyo Local Government Area in Cross River.

    He said that the troops had also rescued […]

  • How NIMASA transferred N8.5bn to JTF – EFCC witness

    How NIMASA transferred N8.5bn to JTF – EFCC witness

    An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, witness, Teslim Ajuwon, yesterday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, under Patrick Akpobolokemi as Director General, moved the sum of N8.5 billion, into the account of the Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Puelo Shield.

    Ajuwon, a Compliance Officer with a first generation bank, stated this in his evidence at the commencement of trial of a former Commander of the Military Joint Task Force in […]

  • Killers of 4 soldiers in Bayelsa are members of Niger Delta Avengers – JTF

    Killers of 4 soldiers in Bayelsa are members of Niger Delta Avengers – JTF

    Authorities of the Niger Delta Military Task Force known as Operation Delta Safe (ODS) has confirmed that the three arrested killers of four soldiers at a security post in Nembe-Ogbolomabiri Community in Nembe Local Government area of Bayelsa State are members of the Niger Delta Avengers terrorists.

    The commander of the ODS, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, while speaking with news men yesterday in Yenagoa, investigations showed that members of the Niger Delta Avengers disguised as burial parties attacked and killed four […]

  • JTF nabs two ships with 4.2m litres of crude oil in Delta

    JTF nabs two ships with 4.2m litres of crude oil in Delta

    It was gathered that the Joint Task Force, JTF, has recovered 4.2 million litres of crude oil allegedly stolen in the Niger Delta region.

    One of the JTF team leaders, Captain Sunday Olaleye, said that the discovery was made in two vessels which were arrested by Operation Pulo Shield, an anti-illegal bunkering and oil theft outfit of the JTF.

    One of the vessels was arrested in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State while the other was arrested in Forcados, Warri waterways, […]

  • Pres. Jonathan’s mother applauds JTF for donating borehole to her community

    Pres. Jonathan’s mother applauds JTF for donating borehole to her community

     

    Report revealed that Mrs Eunice Jonathan, the mother of President Goodluck Jonathn, has commended the Joint Task Force (JTF) donating a borehole to Akipelai community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The borehole, which is sited at the premises of the Community Secondary School, Akipelai, was commissioned by President Jonathan’s mother, a native of the community.

    She thanked the JTF Commander for his efforts towards eradicating illegalities in the Niger Delta region. The president’s mother also commended him for the […]