Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Hostages speak to journalist

The kidnappers told Reuters via telephone late on Thursday their U.S. hostage Patrick Landry was gravely ill and threatened to kill three other foreign oil workers if he died. They allowed the hostages — who also include a Briton, a … read more

Niger Delta: U.S. May Delay Troops Deployment

Armed conflict in the Niger Delta may stalk plans to deploy American marines to the region, military officials have said in Washington. Pentagon sources confirmed that officials are reviewing an agreement with Nigeria that would have marines protect oil facilities … read more

Militants hijack oil vessels, boat

The security situation in the Niger Delta worsened on Tuesday night with two separate onslaughts by militants on oil production and export infrastructure. One attack involved the hijack of two oil vessels and a tugboat at the Jones Creeks in … read more

Militant threat

MEND has said it will target other oil installations if its demands are not met by tomorrow (20TH). The group is demanding the release of its leader Mujahid Dokubo-Asari from prison, a 1.5 billion dollar penalty for Shell�s pollution of … read more

Militants threaten new attacks

Reuters) — Nigerian militants who have sabotaged oil facilities and kidnapped workers in the southern Niger Delta said on Tuesday they would stage a series of attacks in the next few days to show oil companies their power. In an … read more

Shell Shuts in 115,000 Bpd

Shell Petroleum Develop-ment Company yesterday said that it had shut in production from the EA field, located offshore Warri in Delta State, resulting in production deferment of 111,500 barrels of crude per day (bpd). This brings to a total of … read more

Hostages ‘in good health’

The four foreign oil workers kidnapped by Nigerian militants have told Reuters news agency they are in good health. The four – from the UK, US, Bulgaria and Honduras – were taken hostage by armed men on speedboats a week … read more

War in Niger Delta

WARRI � FIGHTING between soldiers and militants in the Niger Delta continued yesterday following the attack on the Shell Petroleum Development Company operated Benisede flowstation which left 13 military personnel dead and an equal number of civilian casualties. Information from … read more