• How to end militant attacks in Niger Delta – Mitee explains

    How to end militant attacks in Niger Delta – Mitee explains

    The wave of attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta will stop only if the Federal Government commits itself to a genuine dialogue.

    The chairman of the default Technical Committee on the Niger Delta, Ledum Mitee, said in Port Harcourt, that irrespective of the recent stakeholder meeting between the presidency and Niger Delta leaders, the attitude of the Federal Government had not shown it was committed to dialogue.

    According to Mitee, while government strategy to end the crisis in […]

  • Attacks on oil facilities: Tompolo disowns militant group

    Attacks on oil facilities: Tompolo disowns militant group

    A former militant leader in the Niger Delta, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, on Sunday disowned the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, a militant group that threatened to attack more oil facilities if the federal government does not drop criminal charges against him.

    Tompolo in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Paul Bebenimibo, said he would not resort to attacks of oil facilities in the region because of fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial […]

  • Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), has dislodged unrepentant militants from their various camps in the creeks of Bayelsa and Cross River states.

    The troops, it was gathered, stormed many creeks in the Niger Delta region, destroying illegal refineries and clamping down on suspected oil thieves in a widened onslaught against oil-related crimes.

    The troops were said to have discovered and destroyed an active militant camp at the creeks of Isunkiri in Bayelsa.

    They reportedly recovered items such as […]

  • Militant groups attack Clark’s PANDEF over comments

    Militant groups attack Clark’s PANDEF over comments

    Leader of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday came under severe criticism from three different militant groups in the region over his comment at the weekend where in described militants as criminals.

    The groups, the Reformed Egbesu Boys of the Niger Delta (REBND), the Niger Delta Sea Dogs (NDSD) and the Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC), which hitherto subscribed to the peace move being spearheaded by PANDEF, has denounced its support for the group.

    They have consequently aligned […]

  • Troops discover 25 human skulls, skeleton in militant shrines

    Troops discover 25 human skulls, skeleton in militant shrines

    Gory and grim sight confronted troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) at four militant shrines tucked inside the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi local government areas, Cross River State.

    The troops found 25 human skulls at various decomposing stages.

    The discovery, it was gathered, raised concerns that the militants were engaged in human sacrifice, perhaps, to fortify themselves for their devilish operations.

    The shrines, which were discovered at Ikot Ene Idam. Abakpa and Ikang creeks of the councils belonged […]

  • Former militant leader Ateke Tom dismisses death rumour

    Former militant leader Ateke Tom dismisses death rumour

    Former militant leader in the Niger Delta region, Chief Ateke Tom, has dismissed speculations that he is dead as falsehood, declaring that he is alive.

    Ateke said on Friday that he was hale and hearty, adding that those spreading the rumour about his death were enemies who detested him.

    There had been speculations since Wednesday that the former leader of the defunct Niger Delta Vigilante had died in a hospital outside the country.

    But Ateke, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Ifeanyi […]

  • Niger Delta militant group warns army, oil firms of imminent attack

    Niger Delta militant group warns army, oil firms of imminent attack

    A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has warned the military and oil firms of an imminent attack, in what it tagged the “next big statement.”

    The spokesman of NDGJM, Gen. Aldo Agbalaja, said yesterday that there would be no ceasefire until there is a correction of the injustices of the past years.

    According to him, Operation Crocodile Tears, launched recently, would be stepped up and that by the time they unleashed the Phase II of the mission tagged, […]

  • Nigerian troops arrest another militant kingpin in Calabar

    Nigerian troops arrest another militant kingpin in Calabar

    Troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have in a coordinated operation arrested a suspected high ranking militant kingpin Mr. Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3) and 3 others.

    The kingpin was arrested at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State while attempting to collect ransom from one of their kidnap a victim’s relations.

    A statement by the Ag. Director of Army Public Relations Col Sani Usman said, troops of the same formation […]

  • Militant group threatens attack on Bayelsa Government House

    Militant group threatens attack on Bayelsa Government House

    Adaka Boro Avengers, one of the new militant groups in Niger Delta on Tuesday threatened to attack the Bayelsa State Government House if one Suoyo Nathan, its member, is not immediately released.

    Suoyo was arrested on June 6, 2016 by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), with the assistance of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) surveillance team for alleged pipeline vandalism.

    He was arrested in connection with the bombing of the Tebidada Brass pipelines along the Azuzuama-Ikeienghenbiri […]

  • New militant group threatens attack on government and oil facilities in Imo

    New militant group threatens attack on government and oil facilities in Imo

    A new militant group that operates on the platform of Niger Delta Red Squad, NDRS, has threatened to attack some government and oil facilities in Imo State.

    The fresh threat is coming barely few days after it hit a facility operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company in Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State.

    Confirming the initial attack on the Shell facility, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the State Police Command, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, […]

  • Ogun deputy governor escapes militant attack

    Ogun deputy governor escapes militant attack

    Ogun State deputy governor, Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga, yesterday escaped death when invading militants engaged her security details in a gun battle at Ibafo, along Lagos – Ibadan expressway.

    The deputy governor was on an inspection mission to some communities between Ogun and Lagos states which were attacked recently when the incident happened.

    Accompanied by the service chiefs in the state, she visited Imushin, Elepete and Igbo-Olomu to reassure residents of the commitment of the authorities to providing adequate security for lives […]