• Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    One of the militant groups, ‘Niger Delta Volunteers, NDV, has hailed the recent moves by the Pan Niger Delta Forum led by Chief Edwin Clark to resolve the current crises in the region.

    The group in a statement signed by its leader, Commander Ekpo Ekpo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, said they had decided to embrace dialogue.

    The group said: “we have met and brainstormed over the crisis and following several hours of intensive deliberation, we the Niger Delta […]

  • Buhari government corrupt, shouldn’t be trusted – Niger Delta militants

    Buhari government corrupt, shouldn’t be trusted – Niger Delta militants

    A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, on Monday said it would not join in the ceasefire declared by other militant groups in the Niger Delta owing to the alleged insincerity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.

    The militant group also alleged that the current Federal Government was too corrupt to be trusted, threatening that attacks on oil facilities would continue until the government and oil firms operating in the region turn from their ‘oppressive tendencies’ against the […]

  • Nigerian Navy vows to continue attacks on Niger Delta militants

    Nigerian Navy vows to continue attacks on Niger Delta militants

    According to reports, the Nigerian Navy on Wednesday said it would continue to clampdown on militant groups and criminal elements in the Niger Delta.

    This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, in Abuja.

    The Navy said it arrested one of the top leaders of a group called Bakassi Strike Force (BSF). It added that nabbing the suspect was part of efforts to eliminate unwholesome activities by criminals in the Niger Delta.

    “The suspected militant, Mr. […]

  • We’ll reveal more scandalous details if Jonathan provokes us – Niger Delta militants

    We’ll reveal more scandalous details if Jonathan provokes us – Niger Delta militants

    A splinter group of the Niger Delta Avengers, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has insisted former President, Goodluck Jonathan is the grand patron of the Niger Delta Avengers, threatening to reveal more sordid details about his connection with the Avengers.

    The group in a statement made available to newsmen, detailing how NDA was was formed with the sole objective of taking over from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND and countering their activities, said it understands why […]

  • FG not in talks with Niger Delta militants – Tabai

    FG not in talks with Niger Delta militants – Tabai

    More confusion enveloped the Niger Delta region, yesterday, as a key actor in the region, Jude Tabai, said that he was unaware of any discussion between any militant group and the Federal Government.

    The claim by Tabai, who described himself as a major stakeholder in the Niger Delta crisis, ran contrary to the position of President Muhammadu Buhari last week, that the government was discussing Niger Delta peace with militants.

    Tabai, who led Sports and Youths Development Minister, Solomon Lalong, to a […]

  • Gani Adams warns Niger Delta militants against further invasion

    Gani Adams warns Niger Delta militants against further invasion

    Gani Adams gave marching order to OPC members to confront any invaders of Yoruba Land.

    The National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has attributed the deployment of soldiers to combat suspected Niger Delta militants in parts of Lagos and Ogun states to the spiritual appeasement made Yoruba leaders.

    Adams, who was speaking during the annual Ifa festival, which held at the Abule Ado area of Lagos State, also sent a warning to evil-minded people to steer clear of […]

  • Jonathan confirms holding talks with Niger Delta militants

    Jonathan confirms holding talks with Niger Delta militants

    Immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed his opposition to the break-up of Nigeria, while confirming that he and other elders in the Niger Delta region were holding talks with those behind renewed militancy in the area, with the view to seeing how to end the crisis.

    Many militant groups, including the Niger Delta Avengers, which has been blow­ing up oil installations in the Niger Delta, have caused increased tension by their activities. One of the groups, Adaka Boro Avengers, […]

  • Military begins fresh move against Niger Delta militants

    Military begins fresh move against Niger Delta militants

    In a bid to tackle the renewed militancy in Niger Delta which has disrupted oil production, the military may soon begin a special operation in the region.

    Already, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, Commander of the Joint Force (Operation Delta Save) Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie and other top military officers have visited Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, to seek support and inspect facilities for the planned move tagged “Operation Crocodile Smile.”

    The weekend’s visit […]

  • Nigerian military kills 114 Niger Delta militants in Ogun, Lagos creeks

    Nigerian military kills 114 Niger Delta militants in Ogun, Lagos creeks

    At least 114 militants are feared killed and scores of others injured in attacks on their camps in Ogun and Lagos states.

    The attacks by the Army, Air Force and Navy, began on Thursday night under the operation “Crocodile Laugh” in readiness for a confrontation with militants in the Niger Delta.

    The Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the operation.

    He said it was conducted to flush out militants and saboteurs from the area.

    The attacks reportedly sent the local residents […]

  • Niger Delta militants give Buhari three weeks ultimatum

    Niger Delta militants give Buhari three weeks ultimatum

    Militants in the Niger Delta, weekend, rejected the grandstanding of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, as their chief negotiator and selection of a group of persons, dubbed Aaron Team 2, by the group to dialogue on their behalf with the Federal Government.

    A militant group, Ultimate Warriors, which conveyed the stand of other militant groups in a statement also gave President Muhammadu Buhari three weeks to name a high-powered government Dialogue Team, comprising members of the […]

  • Heavy shooting as suspected Niger Delta militants send request to Governor Okowa … See Video

    Heavy shooting as suspected Niger Delta militants send request to Governor Okowa … See Video

    Heavily armed militants, suspected to be members of the Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday sent a message to the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.

    The suspected militants, who came face-to-face with some Nigerian military personnel at a function in the state, were seen shooting sporadically into the air.

    In the video below, the militants asked the security agents to pass over their request to the governor.

    One of the militants said, “I want to hand over our request to our oga pata […]