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6 Killed in Port Harcourt Cult Attack

Not less than six persons lost their lives in the Rivers State capital, Port- Harcourt after what was suspected to be a cult attack in Ojoto axis of Diobu, Mile One. Eyewitnesses told THISDAY yesterday that trouble started when armed … read more

Militants Report Fight With Army

A Nigerian militant group holding three foreign oil workers hostage said its fighters clashed Wednesday with army troops in this West African nation’s oil-rich delta region. The militants said in an e-mailed statement that one of their vessels was attacked … read more

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