Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Militants threaten to cripple oil sector if Buhari does not reinstate Boroh

Militants threaten to cripple oil sector if Buhari does not reinstate Boroh

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers and 10 other militant groups have threatened to attack oil installations in the Niger Delta if Paul Boroh, sacked coordinator of the amnesty programme, is not reinstated in four weeks.Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari removed Boroh from the position and appointed Charles Dokubo, a professor, in his place.According to NAN, Johnmark Ezonbi, leader of the Reformed [...]

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    Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued four Chinese men from kidnappers in the Igbokoda area of Ondo state.Sylvanus Abbah, flag officer commanding (FOC), western naval command, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos on Thursday.He said the four victims were abducted on board a fishing trawler within the Lagos waters on December 14.According to him, operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship [...]

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    ‘Be patient with us’ — FG begs Niger Delta militants

‘Be patient with us’ — FG begs Niger Delta militants

The federal government has asked the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to be patient with it.The government said this in reaction to a threat by the militants to resume attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region.Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday, Usani Uguru, minister of Niger Delta affairs, said the government is committed to doing whatever [...]

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    Niger Delta ‘militants’ kill British hostage

Niger Delta ‘militants’ kill British hostage

Ian Squire, one of the four missionaries kidnapped in Delta state, in October has been killed by suspected militants.The BBC quoted the foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) as confirming the tragic incident, saying the three others were freed.The British high commission and Nigerian authorities reportedly negotiated the release of Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan -- the other captives."The [...]

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    Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says the fresh threats issued by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) may be as a result of the court invitation to former President Goodluck Jonathan.On Friday, the militants said they would resume attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.Announcing a suspension of its ceasefire with the federal government, the [...]

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    Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Four British nationals involved in missionary activities have been kidnapped in Enukorowa community in Burutu local government of Delta state.Aniamaka Andrew, the state police spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.Andrew said the kidnap occurred around 2am on October 13.“Armed Karowen militants stormed the community and kidnapped the four white missionaries namely David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana and Tyan (both [...]

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    Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

The police in Delta have confirmed abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, a firm, by suspected militants in the state.Speaking with NAN on Friday, Andrew Aniamaka, spokesperson of the Delta police command, said the police in collaboration with the army were looking for the suspects.“The police backed by the military are on the trail of the [...]

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    Lagos to dethrone traditional rulers conspiring with militants

Lagos to dethrone traditional rulers conspiring with militants

The Lagos state government on Friday threatened to dethrone any traditional ruler found harbouring and aiding suspected militants.Muslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community affairs, said this at a ministerial briefing in commemoration of the second anniversary of the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.“Intelligence reveals that some of these Baales, particularly from Ikorodu and Ishawo collaborate [...]

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    Militants invade Ogun community, kill three policemen, four residents

Militants invade Ogun community, kill three policemen, four residents

Three policemen and four residents of waterside local government area of Ogun state have been reportedly killed by suspected militants.According to PUNCH, the police officers lost their lives while trying to secure the release of an abducted Chinese expatriate.A resident was said to have been hit by a stray bullet when the police officers engaged in shootout with the suspects.The [...]

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    Police accuse Ikorodu traditional rulers of conspiring with militants

Police accuse Ikorodu traditional rulers of conspiring with militants

Disturbed by the worsening cases of violence in Ikorodu area of Lagos, the police have accused traditional rulers and chiefs in the area of collaborating withsuspected criminals to unleash terror on residents.Robbery, kidnapping have been on the increase in the area in recent times.Two weeks ago, an army captain, four policemen and some residents were killed during a gun battle [...]

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    30,000 militants from 100 countries join ISIS, Al Qaeda

30,000 militants from 100 countries join ISIS, Al Qaeda

Over 30,000 militants from over 100 countries arrived in the Middle East in the recent years to join organisations such as Islamic State and Al Qaeda.Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, disclosed this in a report to the UN security council meeting.He said during the debates on the Middle East situation that organisations listed as terrorist [...]

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    Tension as militants kill soldier, policemen in Ikorodu

Tension as militants kill soldier, policemen in Ikorodu

Residents of Isawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state, are currently living in fear, following the killings of soldiers and policemen by suspected Niger Delta militants.Tola Olalekan, one of the residents, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday."As I speak to you now, soldiers and policemen have taken over our [...]

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    ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

The Lagos state police command has alerted residents of the new strategy deployed by militants and kidnappers.According to Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Lagos, kidnappers and militants have infiltrated private security companies, and use their jobs as security guards to spy on potential victims.He advised estate managers and private guards to stop denying policemen and security agencies access to [...]

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    Tension as militants return to Ikorodu

Tension as militants return to Ikorodu

Residents of Isawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state say they now live in fear following the return of militants, six months after security operatives chased them out of the area.The militants, mostly kidnappers and pipeline vandals, killed many people in the community before the government was forced to deploy a joint military taskforce in the area.Residents told NAN [...]

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    Despite FG’s peace moves, militants ‘blow up’ pipeline in Delta

Despite FG’s peace moves, militants ‘blow up’ pipeline in Delta

A militant group has blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta state, a day after Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, paid a visit to the Niger Delta region.Punch reports that the attack was carried out by an "unidentified militant group".No militant group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack on an oil installation.Osinbajo had on Monday led a federal government delegation [...]

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    Militants running out of patience, Clark tells FG

Militants running out of patience, Clark tells FG

Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, says Niger Delta militants are growing impatient with the federal government's handling of dialogue with the people of the region.Speaking on Thursday at a meeting of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) held at his Delta residence, Clark warned the current administration to act fast or risk watching everything get out of hand.He commended President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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