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Militants declar war in N/Delta, targets oil facilities

Directs oil firms to vacate workers with immediate effect   Three militant groups operating in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV), Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Niger Delta Strike Force have announced resumption of attack on all the oil and gas installations in the two states. Accordingly,

Bayelsa community lauds FG for flushing out ‘brutish militant’

Jude Johnson  The people of Peremabiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area‎ of Bayelsa State on Wednesday commended the Federal Government for coming to free them from the hands of a notorious criminal gang that has been terrorizing their community. According to them, the decision of the Federal Government to send security agencies has

Defence 101: Newspaper cuttings from selected Nigerian Dailies

By DIA Library as at November 09, 2017       Address military personnel’s welfare to check complaints of rights abuse Retired Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Adeka has said that issues relating to the welfare of military personnel must be addressed to minimise complaints of  human rights abuse among them. Adeka, who is the Special Adviser on

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis is Escalating

Here’s How It Could Be Resolved By Richard Moncrieff Editor's noted: Moncrieff in this article originally published in African Arguments, suggests that improving decentralisation countrywide would appeal to Anglophone protesters in Cameroon, but without seeming to give them special treatment. On 22 September, massive protests across Cameroon’s Anglophone regions brought

Nigerian Militants Call for Partition of Country Into Five Parts

A coalition of militantgroups fighting in the delta of the Niger River against Nigerian authorities called for partition of the country into five new republics, local media reported Sunday. The militants propose to create such republics as Arewa Islamic Republic, Biafra Republic, Middle Belt Republic, Oduduwa Republic and Republic of Niger Delta in order to

Militants Withdraw Threat to Attack Niger Delta Oil Industry

YENAGOA, NIGERIA — A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich southern Niger Delta has withdrawn its threat to launch attacks on oil facilities beginning this week. Early in June, the New Delta Avengers, a previously unheard of group, issued a statement saying it would fight for a greater share of proceeds from crude

FG plans new offensive against militants, cattle rustlers

The Federal Government is set to go tough to crush cattle rustlers and militant groups across Nigeria.   The resolution forms part of the outcome of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), which held on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, under Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.   The National Security Adviser (NSA),