• 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 […]

  • We’ll empower NAF to fight vandals – Reps

    We’ll empower NAF to fight vandals – Reps

    According to reports, the House of Representatives says it is determined to ensure that laws are put in place to empower the Nigerian Air Force to fight pipeline vandalism and other socio-economic vices in the Niger Delta.

    The Chairman, House Committee on Nigerian Air Force, Mr. Samson Okwu, said this on Monday when he and members of the committee visited the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Government House, Yenagoa.

    Okwu and the other committee members were received by the Deputy […]

  • President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will resort to military action if the bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta region persists.

    Buhari stated this on Saturday during the Passing out Parade of Officer cadets of the 63 regular course at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

    Buhari said the priority of his administration is to engage constructively with stakeholders for peace, but the option of military action will not be ruled out if the bombing continues.

    He said, “Recently, we flagged […]

  • Vandals break into the car of former MBGN Omowunmi Akinnifesi (Photos)

    Vandals break into the car of former MBGN Omowunmi Akinnifesi (Photos)

    Vandals got into the car of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, yesterday and she’s pissed off. After attending a wedding, Akinnifesi discovered that the vandal(s) broke into her car by shattering the windows. In her words, ‘they shattered everything.’

    Vandals got into the car of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, yesterday and she’s pissed off. After attending a wedding, Akinnifesi discovered that the vandal(s) broke into her car by shattering the windows. In her words, […]

  • Recession caused by pipeline vandals – Osinbajo

    Recession caused by pipeline vandals – Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Sunday attributed the current economic recession in the country to the activities of pipeline vandals in the Niger-Delta region who, he said, caused almost 60 percent revenue loss.

    Osinbajo, who spoke with reporters in Abeokuta, Ogun State, however, said the Federal Government was already taking serious measures to address the problem

    The Vice President also held a closed-door meeting with Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the Government House, Abeokuta.

    According to him, Nigeria is going through challenging times as a […]

  • Vandals Blowing Up Pipelines Are Wicked, Evil – IPMAN

    Vandals Blowing Up Pipelines Are Wicked, Evil – IPMAN

    President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chief Obasi Lawson yesterday described militants in the Niger Delta blowing up crude oil pipelines as wicked and evil.

    The IPMAN president who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, warned the Niger Delta terrorists to come to the dialogue table or risk military action to curtail their activities in the creeks.

    “The continous destruction of pipelines by these militants, is an act of wickedness. It is evil. They are trying to shut […]

  • We won’t allow militants, vandals to hide in our state again – Ambode vows

    We won’t allow militants, vandals to hide in our state again – Ambode vows

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday vowed that the State Government would deploy its entire arsenal to ensure that militants and vandals threatening the peace are flushed out of the State once and for all.

    The Governor who spoke when he received the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotun Ibrahim, who was on a courtesy visit to the Lagos House, Ikeja, said that the recent military onslaught in the areas where such criminal elements have been hibernating […]

  • Three fighter jets deployed to flush out vandals on Lagos, Ogun pipelines

    Three fighter jets deployed to flush out vandals on Lagos, Ogun pipelines

    According to reports, more facts have emerged on how the joint military operation to flush out vandals from the creeks in some Lagos and Ogun States communities is being carried out.

    It was reported that following the decision of the vandals, who are suspected to be Ijaw militants, to move into the inner parts of the creeks, the military also opted to deploy fighter aircrafts to “smoke” them out.

    It was reported to the Newsmen on Sunday morning that aside from the […]

  • Vigilante group arrests suspected vandals in Umuahia

    Vigilante group arrests suspected vandals in Umuahia

    A local vigilant group in Abia on Sunday captured and stripped naked four suspected vandals of electrical installations in Umuahia, the state capital.

    The suspects were handed over to the Abia State Police Command on Monday morning.

    A resident of the area, who did not want to be named, said that the hoodlums were captured when they tried to rob one physically challenged operator identified only as Nwaba of his tricycle.

    He said, “The transformer in this Street was vandalized over a month […]

  • NSCDC prosecutes 33 suspected vandals, oil bunkerers

    NSCDC prosecutes 33 suspected vandals, oil bunkerers

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abia on Saturday said 33 suspected pipeline vandals and oil bunkerers were facing prosecution at the Federal High Court in Umuahia.

    Dr Benito Eze, the NSCDC Commander in Abia, said this while presenting two suspected oil bunkerers before newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia.

    He added that the suspects, Charles Nwachukwu (45) and Ayo Banjo (32), were arrested on Friday at the Aba end of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, following a tip off.

    He […]