Tag: Militancy

“We want to warn all foreign nationals to leave the Niger Delta region” – Militants

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on[Read More…]

Nigerian Government deploys fighter aircraft against bandits, cattle rustlers

President Muhammadu Buhari has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing its hold on the skies, fighter aircraft would this week join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that have been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State.[Read More…]

Babies Conceived Near Oil Spill Region of the Niger Delta, Die A Month After Birth

A gas flare is seen in the background as a pregnant woman dries tapioca near Utorogu flow station in Warri, southern Nigeria. Photograph: George Osodi/AP   Babies in Nigeria are twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mothers were living near an oil spill[Read More…]

Renewed Hostilities: British Hostage Killed In Oil Rich Niger Delta Region

A British hostage kidnapped last month in southern Nigeria has been killed and three others freed, the Foreign Office (FCO) has confirmed. NewsWireNGR recalls that Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers had last Friday said its ceasefire on attacks in the country’s southern oil-rich region was at an end. “We[Read More…]

Poverty And State Abuse, Not Religion, Push Africans to Militants – U.N.

LONDON, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poverty and state violence, not religion, are driving young Africans to join militant groups, the United Nations said on Thursday, after interviewing almost 600 recruits. It is easiest for organisations like al-Shabaab and Boko Haram to recruit young people who are unemployed and[Read More…]

8 Expatriates Kidnapped In The Niger Delta

  Russia says seven of its sailors and one Ukrainian have been abducted on Nigeria’s territorial waters. The Russian embassy in Nigeria has asked the Nigerian authorities for assistance in locating the abducted sailors. “The BBC Caribbean ship came under a piratic attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria,” the[Read More…]

Boko Haram Launches Three Assaults In Cameroon Within 24 Hours

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched three attacks in northern Cameroon within 24 hours, including a thwarted suicide strike on a camp for people who have been displaced by the conflict, security sources said to Reuters on Tuesday. The Islamist militant group is based in northeastern Nigeria but regularly carries out[Read More…]

Opinion: Why Buhari’s Truce With Niger Delta Leaders Is Desireable

By Chukwudi Enekwechi At last we can heave a sigh of relief as the Pan Niger Delta leaders’ forum has met with President Muhammadu Buhari and presented their 16-point demands for a comprehensive turnaround in the oil rich region. Firstly, we must acknowledge the jaw-jaw approach of Mr. President who[Read More…]

Hours After Buhari Met Niger Delta Leaders, Militants Went Blowing Up Pipelines In Warri

Barely a few hours after the dialogue between President Muhammadu Buhari and critical stakeholders of the Niger Delta to resolve the crisis in the region, unrepentant militants Tuesday night bombed the Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP) owned by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Batan community in Warri South West[Read More…]

Oil Workers Confirms Attack On NNPC Pipeline In Niger Delta

A Nigerian oil workers union has confirmed an attack on a pipeline operated by state oil firm, NNPC, in the Niger Delta oil hub claimed by a militant group, an executive said on Monday. The Greenland Justice Mandate group said in a statement it had attacked on Saturday the Efurun-Otor[Read More…]