Posts Tagged ‘Niger Delta Militants’

Niger Delta militants declare Support for Buhari

The leadership of all the former Niger Delta Militants in the region have pledged their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s policy on Agricultural Em­powerment Programmes for beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Pro­gramme. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Del­ta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Pro­gramme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd), extracted […]

MASSOB, IPOB, OPC, Niger Delta Militants are closely Monitored – Army

Activities of non-state actors such as agita­tors in the South East, militants in the South-South, insurgents in the North East and members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the South-West are being closely monitored by the Nigerian military. The Gen­eral Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of Nige­rian Army, Maj-Gen Kasimu Abdulkareem, has said. He, […]

Recession Caused by Niger Delta Militants – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osin­bajo on Monday declared that militants in the Niger Delta caused the ongoing reces­sion in the country. His views are different from President Muhammadu Buhari, who during the Sallah celebration in Daura, Katsina State, attribut­ed the economic mess to the bad governance of the country by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for […]

Probe Niger-Delta Militants’ Connivance with Amnesty International, Group Demands

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL) has asked that the Federal Government investigate the link between the Niger-Delta militant groups and international non-governmental organisation, Amnesty International (AI) citing the NGO’s previous activities in the country as cause for concern. NICreL said at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday that Nigerians should be worried […]

Niger Delta Militants bomb Agip Pipeline in Delta State

Niger Militants on Sunday blew up a crude pipeline operated by Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell in Delta State. The incident occurred at about 1:00 am near Odimodi community in Delta State, a local source confirmed. The pipeline had been previously targeted by militants. “Precisely on the 22nd of this month, there was a failed attempt to […]

Residents Take to their Heels as Military Engage in Gun Battle With Militants in Lagos

Residents of Totowu, a riverine community in Ishuti area of Igando in Lagos have continued to flee the area following the invasion, abductions and reckless killings by suspected Niger Delta militants. A fresh attack was said to have occurred in the area, yesterday, leading to a gun duel between suspected Niger Delta militants and the […]