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Army dismisses new Boko Haram video

The trending 25-minute video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was on Friday dismissed by the Nigerian military as terrorist propaganda.   The video was released by Al Jazeera and AFP on Thursday, but Sani Usman, the military spokesperson, slammed Shekau “for making spurious claims from his undisclosed location”. “While effort is ongoing to subject the video to forensic …

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We’re Ready For War- Niger Delta Avengers


Niger Delta militants on Saturday threatened ‘war’ while dissociating themselves from the meeting elders from the oil-rich region had with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, last Tuesday. Apart from distancing themselves from the meeting, they warned the Federal Government not to rejoice yet over the recent rise in oil production in the country, threatening that a series of attacks await …

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Troops kills 5 militants, recovers heavy guns, ammunitions [PHOTOS]


  The 133 Special Forces Battalion of Nigerian Army troops have carried out a precursor operation to Exercise CROCODILE SMILE aimed at getting rid of all forms of criminal activities in the Niger Delta region. In the course of the operation, five militants that attacked the troops were killed in action, while many others were injured. Twenty-three suspects were arrested. …

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MEND finally accepts Clark to lead militants’ talk with FG


  Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Friday, accepted former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, as leader of ‎Niger Delta militants’ delegation to dialogue with the Federal Government.   MEND also conveyed its readiness to disband its Aaron Team 2, ‎headed by Odein Ajumogobia and work with Chief Clark.   Secretary of Aaron Team 2, …

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Member of Niger Delta Avengers caught in Warri


Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta) Warri have recorded a major breakthrough in curtailing bombing of oil facilities with the arrest of two active members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).   The two suspects, Felix Miyenminiya, 53, and Stanley Jongha, 35, were arrested last Thursday in Sapele by the Navy in conjunction with other security agencies after …

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Are we to believe there is no connection between MASSOB and the Niger Delta Avengers? Read details


The Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Solomon Chukwu, has said there is no affiliation between members of MASSOB and the Niger Delta Avengers. Chukwu, who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday through his National Director of Information, Mr. Sunday Okereafor, said that while the Avengers were armed, MASSOB members were not and …

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BREAKING: Ijaw community invaded by Soldiers despite ceasefire


Notwithstanding the two-week ceasefire declared by the Federal Government, last Monday, soldiers on Wednesday morning, swooped on Tebijor, also known as Okpelama, an Ijaw community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, in five gunboats hunting for militants. Operatives of the Nigeria Navy Ship, NNS Delta on Tuesday arrested three persons suspected to be pipeline bombers and …

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See conditions made by Miilitants for FG discussion


Militants of Nigeria’s Delta region on Monday said they would agree to dialogue with the government under certain conditions in order to end bombings of gas pipelines, including a commitment not to repair damaged infrastructures while talks are ongoing. The spokesman of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, Mudoch Agbinibo demanded in a statement that independent mediators be appointed. “We …

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Check out SERAP’s idea on how to end Niger Delta Crisis


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Federal Government to “stand up to powerful oil companies that have continued to abuse the human rights of the people of the Niger Delta with impunity for decades if it is to satisfactorily resolve the crisis in the region.” Against the background of continuing crisis in the Niger Delta fuelled by …

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Militants split over FG, Avengers’


MILITANTSin the Niger Delta are falling apart over negotiations with the Federal Government, which bowed to stakeholders’ demand for dialogue and announced a two-week ceasefire to create a window for engagement, on Monday.The militants were at loggerheads also over the former ‘General Officer Commanding’, GOC,of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, who had …

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