Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Militants Take Mobil Workers Hostage

Normal operations at the Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) headquarters of the Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU) were disrupted for several hours yesterday as Niger Delta militants took their campaign to the Eket in Akwa Ibom State. The militants, under the … read more

Militants warn of further violence

Ijaw militants fighting for the control of oil and gas resources in the Niger Delta have warned they will wage a “consistent and intensified mass campaign” against Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, a unit of ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM), until the company … read more

hostage-takers kill five soldiers

Nigerian separatist guerrillas, who are holding three western oil workers as hostages, shot dead five government soldiers in a firefight in the Niger Delta, a military spokesman has said today. Navy spokesman Captain Obiora Medani confirmed to AFP that four … read more

Militants Set March 10 For Fresh Attack

Niger Delta militants have ruled out further negotiation with Abuja, dimming hope of an early release of the remaining three captives.The militants said on Monday that they have lost faith in the government�s ability to ensure a fruitful dialogue. Movement … read more

Military Demands Drastic Action In Niger Delta

The military has demanded �drastic action� in the Niger Delta to prevent the conflict from escalating into an uncontrollable agitation for self rule. Defence chiefs on Tuesday briefed the House of Representatives Committee on Defence through the Director of Operations, … read more