The Minister of Petroleum Resources, and Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has stated that Nigeria would not totally eradicate pipeline vandalism without creating an enabling environment that will empower militants in the Niger Delta.
Kachikwu, who made this disclosure in Uyon, the Akwa Ibom State capital, noted that with the array of pipeline bombings by the Nigerian Delta Avengers, NDA, it would take nothing less than 15 to 20 years to get infrastructure in […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent stern warnings to members of the Niger Delta Avengers and other agitators operating within Nigeria’s territory. According to him, no group will hold Nigeria to ransom.
He spoke during a session with editors of major newspapers last Thursday, insisting that government will deal with all militants and kidnappers who threaten the economy and geographical integrity of the country.
Meanwhile, armed soldiers have taken over Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of the Gbaramatu Kingdom and hometown of wanted ex-militant […]
According to reports, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday, paraded six notorious pipeline vandals who were nabbed by security operatives in Lagos state.
The suspects who are reportedly citizens of Benin Republic, were arrested on Sunday on the sea in the Badagry area of the state while they were about to cross the border to their country.
The vandals, Suru Hunpevi, 30, Gbenonu Jonas, 29, Messel Hungo, 25, Mark Huntoji, 22, Joseph Gbehan, 21 and Emmanuel Somoten, 18, […]