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

FG may free three hostages by force

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta has deployed four submarines in the Delta State riverside. The deployment is ostensibly in preparation for a military operation to free the three remaining hostages held by militants since February 18. Investigations … read more

MEND Attacked again on Saturday

The security situation in the Niger Delta worsened on Saturday night as the Ijaw militants blew up another oil facility in Agge, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The facility known as the Agge Manifold serves as the converging … read more