Niger River Delta

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Dec 22nd, 2010
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A lawyer acting for more than 60 militants arrested last month said on Wednesday the militant gang leader and two of his followers were removed from prison by the secret service last week. Nigeria’s armed forces on November 20 arrested gang leader Obese, whose real name is Tamunotonye Kuna, and...
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Dec 18th, 2010
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LAGOS — Militants on Saturday claimed to have attacked three pipelines operated by the US oil giant Chevron and Italian firm Agip in Nigeria’s oil hub. The Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) said it staged the attacks on Friday in the key oil producing state of Delta. “NDLF has carried o...
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Nov 22nd, 2010
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Nigeria’s main militant group said on Monday that one of its commanders arrested over the weekend had surrendered in return for the promise of a financial reward and denied that the army had raided his camp. The emailed statement from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) ...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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The Nigerian army has arrested a militant gang leader believed to be behind the kidnapping of 19 people, authorities said Saturday. Fifty-one of his followers were also arrested, said Lt Col Timothy Antigha, a spokesman for the military taskforce in the Niger Delta. Nigerian authorities on Wednesday ...
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Nov 17th, 2010
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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, (MEND), said on Tuesday it was behind an attack on an Exxon Mobil oil platform and it had kidnapped seven Nigerian workers, the second of such raids in a week. Armed men reportedly boarded the offshore facility, operated by its Mobil Producing Nig...
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Nov 9th, 2010
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The Movement for the Manicipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Tuesday morning claimed responsibility for the attack of an offshore oil rig operated by exploration firm Afren in which five crew members kidnapped including foreigners and two injured. The attack took place on Sunday in the shallow-wate...
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Nov 3rd, 2010
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A bomb scare kept Judges away from the courts in Jos;   but things got even worse in Asaba, where an explosion in Government House blew off the roof of the Very Important Personalities (VIP) lodge and the adjacent private hotel. No death was recorded in both cases, unlike the twin bomb blasts in Abuj...
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Oct 20th, 2010
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FORMER leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, will appear before a South African court today, with respect to his application for bail. Johannesburg magistrate’s court would rule on whether the Detla State-born ex-militant would be granted bail or not. His ...