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Diplomats shun Niger Delta

Western diplomats yesterday boycotted the Akwa Ibom State Economic and Investment Summit in Uyo, citing security concerns arising from the Niger Delta insurrection. Prominent among those who stayed away from the event were the High Commissioner of Britain and the … read more

MEND threaten further mayhem

Niger Delta insurgents on Wednesday freed six of the nine foreign oil workers they abducted on February 18, but warned of more misery on the horizon if their demands are not met. They did as Abuja confirmed the loss of … read more

kidnappers’ surprise gift

The BBC’s Alex Last describes his surprise when he and other journalists went out into the mangrove swamps to meet Nigerian militants holding nine foreign oil-workers hostage and they handed one of them over to the journalists. The militants appeared … read more

Community Residents Move Out

Apparently dreading a possible all-out battle between militants, holding nine expatriate oil workers as hostages, and men of the Nigerian Army, hundreds of people from the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri have started moving out of the community. This comes as … read more

Militants attack Chanomi platform, ship

Ijaw militants on Tuesday continued their onslaught on oil facilities in the Niger Delta by attacking the Chanomi Creek manifold and a tanker ship in Delta State. The attacks, which came barely three days after the militants damaged the Odidi … read more

Explosion damages oil pipeline

An explosion in Chanoni creek in Gbaramatu Kingdom in the Niger Delta damaged an oil pipeline Wednesday leading to the spilling of a yet to be specified volume of oil. Jane Oraka, a resident of Gbaramatu, said locals believed that … read more