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Niger Delta: Vacate your houses, we have rigged oil facilities with explosives – Militant group warns residents


  A militant group known as the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has warned those around major oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region to vacate their residence because it intends to blow up these facilities soon. In a statement by its spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, the militant group said all marked facilities in the region have been …

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15 suspects arrested by Nigerian soldiers in Delta


Nigerian army soldiers conducting training and clearance operatoons against Niger Delta militants in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states, on Sunday arrested 15 suspected oil vandals in different operations and detroyed several illegal oil refineries. The troops have also taken new deliveries of fighting equipment including 3 scorpion ranks, Main battle tank and Ambushed Protected Vehicles. This is in addition to …

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We can resolve militancy in Niger Delta in 30 days, if FG stops military attacks – Ijaw Leaders


  The apex body of the Ijaw nation, the Ijaw National Congress, INC, has declared that it can resolve cases of militancy in the region within 30 days if the Federal Government ceases hostilities in the area.   Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the National President of the congress, Chief Charles Harry said the area had lost enough …

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I will empower, secure Niger Delta region – Buhari


  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration remains committed to empowering the Niger Delta. Buhari said this while playing host to some leaders of Ogoniland at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   He also used the opportunity to reaffirm his administration’s commitment towards the Ogoniland cleanup.     The President, who took to his official twitter handle, @MBuhari, to …

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Niger Delta Avengers make scary vow.


Militant group Niger Delta Avenger (NDA) has accused the military of deceiving Nigerians by publishing ‘false’ videos supposedly showing the Nigerian military bombarding targeted illegal bunkering camps in the Niger Delta region. The NDA has described the action of the Nigerian military as unprofessional and also a ploy to intimidate them with jet bombers, adding that they will not be …

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Niger Delta: Stop threatening to use force on us – MEND warns Buratai


  The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has warned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Burutai against making political and provocative statements that could cause nationwide unrest. MEND in a statement by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, slammed the army chief over a comment credited to him that the military authorities would resort to the …

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Buhari needs me to drive ‘change’ in N’Delta –Tompolo


  Embattled ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the present administration need him to drive its ‘change agenda’ in the Niger Delta region.   In a letter to the President on Friday, Tompolo said he was being harassed for his patriotism to the country.   He decried alleged constant harassment …

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Buhari vows to explore fastest means to end Niger Delta crises


  President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for patience from Nigerians on the crises in the Niger Delta region, saying his administration will explore the fastest means possible to end the economic sabotage in the region. He made the promise in a commemorative message to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.   Buhari said, “I appeal for the support, understanding and patience of …

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We did not agree ceasefire with FG – Niger Delta Avengers Clarify

Niger Delta Avengers

Reports emerging reveal that popular Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, refuted claims that it entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government. The group which has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta region was alleged to have reached an agreement with the Federal Government to lay down their arms. But the agitator which took …

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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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