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

Update on hostages & Shell

Hostages are being held in Amutu, Delta State (info from Bayelsa Joint Task Force Shell representative and Ecodrill Country Manager) American Citizen Services Warden in Warri said ambulances were at the airport accepting injured from continued fighting in the creeks … read more

Shell confirm another attack

Nigerian troops battled militia fighters in swamps around a Royal Dutch Shell oil platform that militants attacked at dawn Sunday, the third assault on Shell oil facilities in less than a week in the troubled region. Shell confirmed the attack … read more

M.E.N.D. – as yet unauthenticated

On January 11, 2006 commencing 1000Hrs, forces of the movement for the emancipation of the Niger delt (M.E.N.D) attacked and destroyed oil installations in Bayelsa satate of the niger delta. THese installations include three pipelines blown up with explosives and … read more

Kidnapping Update

Security forces in Nigeria have located a boat carrying gunmen and the four foreign oil workers they abducted and will soon make an attempt to rescue the captives, a navy official said Friday. Gunmen kidnapped the four foreigners — a … read more