• 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 […]

  • Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Niger Delta militants on Saturday vowed to blow up more oil facilities in the region if the Federal Government fail to drop the charges against a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Tompolo wanted in February over an alleged N45.9bn fraud and charged him to court in absentia.

    The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, General Playboy, urged the Federal Government to leave Tompolo and any indigene from the oil-rich […]

  • 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 […]

  • Niger Delta militant group threatens attack on oil facilities

    Niger Delta militant group threatens attack on oil facilities

    A militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), last night threatened to bomb another oil facility in protest against alleged random arrests by the military under the guise of looking for its members.

    The group, which claimed it is not Urhobo Militant, denounced one Gabriel Ogbudje, who was arrested last week along Abraka-Agbor road as one of its key members.

    It said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, “Again, the Nigerian Army, in a bid to save face, […]

  • Militants ask residents to vacate oil facilities

    Militants ask residents to vacate oil facilities

    The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), a militant group has warned residents around major oil and gas facilities across the region to evacuate with immediate effect in order not to end up as casualties of militancy.

    NDGJM said all marked facilities in the region have been rigged with explosives at strategic points, waiting to be detonated, adding that the detonation was being held back because of the people in the environment.

    “One more time, we are warning and at the same […]

  • New militant group emerges in Imo, threatens to shut down oil facilities

    New militant group emerges in Imo, threatens to shut down oil facilities

    Slightly more than one week after Imo legislators condemned the exclusion of the state from the Federal Government proposed dialogue with oil producing states in the Niger Delta region, in its bid to quell the armed hostilities in the region, a new militant group has emerged in the state.

    The new group, Niger Delta Red Squad, which had claimed responsibility for the blowing up of two pipelines belonging to Shell in the Asa/Awarra axis of Ohaji Egbema Council Area, has also […]

  • I will do everything possible to protect oil facilities in Niger Delta, says Buhari

    I will do everything possible to protect oil facilities in Niger Delta, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to do all within his powers to ensure the security of oil installations in the Niger Delta region.

    The President, who was represented by the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, gave the assurance at a lecture organised by the Save Democracy Group Africa, to mark this year’s democracy day in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Buhari’s assurance is coming at the heels of several attacks on oil pipelines by resurgent militant group, the Niger Delta […]