Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "militants"

    Militants threaten to bomb Aso Rock… wipe out Nigeria in 1 week

Militants threaten to bomb Aso Rock… wipe out Nigeria in 1 week

The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, a militant group, has threatened to attack the presidential villa in Abuja.In a statement issued on Monday, the group said it has listed key places in the country for attacks, warning occupants of the listed buildings to “vacate urgently”.Some of the buildings the group threatened to attack are the police headquarters, defence headquarters, NNPC [...]

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    Military declares war on militants, deploys more fighter jets, gunships in N’Delta

Military declares war on militants, deploys more fighter jets, gunships in N’Delta

The Nigeria air force (NAF) has deployed additional aircraft in the Niger Delta to end the attacks on oil installations.Ayodele Famuyiwa, spokesman of the air force, disclosed this in a statement, saying the military is fully prepared to end "militancy, economic sabotage and all forms of criminalities in the south-south region of the country.“The additional platforms, comprising fighter aircraft, helicopter [...]

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    Militants threaten to shut Nigeria’s airspace, ask soldiers to leave Niger Delta

Militants threaten to shut Nigeria’s airspace, ask soldiers to leave Niger Delta

The Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC), which claims to be the highest organ of "all the freedom fighting body", has threatened to shut Nigeria's airspace, giving soldiers a 48-hour ultimatum to leave the Niger Delta region.In a statement issued on Thursday, the group threatened to declare full-blown war if the military continues its operation in the region.The group vowed to launch [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers claim fresh attack on Chevron’s facility

Niger Delta Avengers claim fresh attack on Chevron’s facility

The Niger Delta Avengers say they have, again, blown up an oil well belonging to Chevron.The group tweeted this on Wednesday morning."With the heavy presence of 100 Gunboats, 4 Warships and Jet Bombers NDA blew up Chevron Oil Well RMP 23 and RMP 24 3:44am this Morning," the group said via its twitter handle @NDAvengers.With the heavy presence of 100 [...]

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    FG rates crude oil above human beings, says Tompolo

FG rates crude oil above human beings, says Tompolo

Government Ekpemupolo, ex-militant leader better known as Tompolo, has advised the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to cease hostilities and enter into an agreement with the federal government.Condemning the military invasion of Oporoza, headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Delta state, Tompolo said the government would stop at nothing to ensure smooth flow of crude oil.He said the activities of NDA have [...]

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    Military barrels CANNOT stop militants, says Kachikwu

Military barrels CANNOT stop militants, says Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, believes that military option cannot bring about an end to the militancy in the Niger Delta region.Describing militants as “my brothers”, Kachikwu recommended dialogue as a viable option to end the restiveness in the Niger Delta.He was speaking in Lagos on Monday during an interactive session on removal of fuel subsidy organised [...]

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    Bayelsa residents: We know nothing about soldiers’ death

Bayelsa residents: We know nothing about soldiers’ death

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    Militants ask oil firms to shut down in 2 weeks

Militants ask oil firms to shut down in 2 weeks

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group which claimed responsibilities for recent attacks on oil installations, has asked all oil companies operating in the region to suspend operations within two weeks.The group, which said failure to comply with the directive will be bloody, claimed that the military lacked the power to prevent it from striking.“The Niger Delta Avengers is [...]

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    Army ‘inflicts heavy casualty’ on militants

Army ‘inflicts heavy casualty’ on militants

Isa Ado, spokesman of Operation Pulo Shield – the joint force in the Niger Delta –  on Tuesday said many militants were killed during an exchange of gunfire with soldiers in Bayelsa state.Ado said a combined team of suspected militants and sea pirates, attacked his men in Foropa, a community in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.He said [...]

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    We are open to dialogue, FG tells militants

We are open to dialogue, FG tells militants

The federal government has condemned the attack on Chevron Valve Platform in Warri South-West Local government area of Delta state, saying it is open to dialogue.A group known as the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) claimed responsibility for the attack, threatening to cripple the nation’s economy if the government does not respond to its demand.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, Paul [...]

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    Militants dare Buhari, blow up Chevron installation

Militants dare Buhari, blow up Chevron installation

Despite warnings from the federal government, some Niger Delta militants have blown the Chevron Valve Platform located on the high sea near Escravos in Warri South-West council area of Delta state.A source told TheCable that the incident happened around midnight on Wednesday.The attack happened less than three weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to treat pipeline vandals like Boko Haram [...]

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