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Boko Haram: Troops Rescue 11, 595 Hostages In One Month
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:47:00 -0500
OnlineNigeria.com

In continuation of the clearance and mopping up operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various parts of the North East region, troops
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
IN PICTURES: Troops clear more Boko Haram camps, rescue 520 hostages
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:32:00 -0500
OnlineNigeria.com

Troops of newly inducted 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, in conjunction with Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) and the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF), cleared
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants’ camp discovered in Niger Delta
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thenationonlineng.com

The Army has said militant groups are preparing to launch fresh hostilities in the Niger Delta by training 1,000 new recruits at a camp in Ondo State.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Russian Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria
Saturday, December 20, 2008
By VOA News

Gunmen in southern Nigeria kidnapped two Russians early Saturday in the latest abduction of foreigners in the oil-rich delta region.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
2 foreign oil workers said to be freed in Nigeria
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
By KATY POWNALL, Associated Press Writer

A private security official says two foreign oil workers kidnapped from an oil services vessel off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
101 Dead, 314 Injured In India’s Terrorist Attacks
Monday, December 01, 2008
The PM News

Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, a crowded train station and a Jewish center, killing at least 101 people and holding Westerners hostage in coordinated attacks on India’s c...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigeria's MEND "Could Help" Free Kidnapped Oilmen In Cameroon
Friday, October 31, 2008
AFP

Nigeria's most prominent armed group said Friday it could help obtain the release of 10 oil workers, including six Frenchmen, taken hostage on an industry support vessel off the coast of Cameroon.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants Hit Shell Again, Destroy Another Pipeline
Friday, September 19, 2008
By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Less than 24 hours after the visit of top Defence Chiefs, led by Air Marshal Paul Dike, to military installations in Rivers state, MEND has allegedly bombed and destroyed a major pipeline at the Eleme...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
MEND declares war
Monday, September 15, 2008
By CHRISTY ANYANWU

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has declared an “oil war” in response to attacks the Joint military Task Force (JTF) launched against militants at the weekend.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
MEND Fighters Destroy Shell Facility In Dawn Raid
Monday, September 15, 2008
By Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt

Less than 12 hours after militants kidnapped Professor Barinenme Fakae, the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, at about 7 p.m., last night, in Ogoni, whi...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants to Gov. Amaechi: We’ve no apology for carrying guns
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Written by EMMA AMAIZE

NIGER-DELTA militants say they have no admission of guilt for being branded as criminals by the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, pointing out that he is merely “intoxicated” by the office of gov...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
MEND Frees American Hostage
Friday, June 20, 2008


The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says it has freed Capt. J. Stone “who was captured by our fighters in the early hours of yesterday.”
Posted By : Cassie
 
Shell shuts Nigeria oil field after attack
Friday, June 20, 2008
CNN.com

Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an install...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Any fool can have sex
Sunday, March 30, 2008
By Samuel Olatunji

Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is by every reckoning a role model to most Nigerian motion picture actresses. But left to her, Nollywood, the local movie industry as it is presently constituted, should be scrapped ...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Another torture camp found in Ibadan
Sunday, February 24, 2008
By SEYE OJO, Ibadan

For the third time within a week, the Oyo State Police Command has arrested 11 suspects over operation of a torture camp at Olore in Ibadan and rescued no fewer than 92 inmates whose ages ranged from ...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Govt should give oil bunkering licences to militants – Ijaw youth leader
Saturday, February 09, 2008
By Emmanuel Obe

The issue about armed struggle is different from the issue of criminality. We have told the government that the problem of our people is that of deprivation.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Sekibo, brain behind Ateke Tom, says monarch in statement to police
Monday, January 28, 2008
By ADESINA AIYEKOTI

A traditional ruler, King Captain Nemi Iyalla Oputibeya X, currently being tried with two others, for alleged conspiracy and murder in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, has alleged that former Transport Mi...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
FG, MEND in fresh face-off
Monday, September 24, 2007
By Emma Ujah, Emma Amaize, Samuel Oyadongha, Jimitota Ononyume, with agency reports

PRESIDENT Umaru Yar’Adua has directed security agencies to stop the incessant cases of hostage taking in the country forthwith. However, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has mad...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants, Ondo Govt to swear before Egbesu... over N500 million deal
Sunday, September 16, 2007
By Kayode Fasua

Wearied by the kidnap saga of last week, elders of Arogbo-Ijaw communities of Ese-Odo Local Government area have reportedly embarked on steps aimed at cleansing the land.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Body of foreign hostage found in Nigeria
Sunday, September 09, 2007
AUSTIN EKEINDE, Reuters

Nigerian troops found the corpse of a man believed to be a foreign hostage floating in a creek on Saturday near a village where five people died in fighting this week, a military spokesman said.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Abducted mother of Nigerian lawmaker released: police
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Yahoo News

Kidnappers have released the 75-year-old mother of a state legislator abducted last month in Nigeria's restive oil producing region in the south, a senior police officer said Wednesday.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Police nab Port Harcourt cultist
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
By DIPO KEHINDE

Detectives investigating a fraud case at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi, Lagos have blown the cover of a 28-year-old Port Harcourt-based suspected cultist, who built a multi-million naira mansion...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
British oil worker kidnapped in southern Nigeria Story Highlights
Saturday, August 11, 2007
AP

Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-industry worker as he traveled to work Friday in Nigeria's southern oil region, where gunfire rang out across the main city for a fifth day.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Secure Hill’s release now, Senate tells security agencies
Thursday, July 12, 2007
By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Abuja

The Senate has called on the police and other relevant security agencies to immediately swing into action to secure the release of little Miss Margaret Hill, who was last Thursday captured by gun-tott...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
British girl, 3, released in Nigeria
Sunday, July 08, 2007
By DULUE MBACHU, Associated Press Writer

Nigerian gunmen released a British toddler on Sunday, days after she was kidnapped in the country's oil-rich south.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Gov. Sylva’s 4E formula
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
By Henry Chukwurah, Port Harcourt

The other five state governors in the Niger Delta region may have to take a ride to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for tutorials on how to either stem or prevent hostage-taking in their domain.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
MEND orders foreign oil workers to vacate Ijaw territory
Monday, May 07, 2007
By Emma Amaize

MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has issued a fresh order on foreign oil workes and their Nigerian counterparts working with multinational oil companies in the Ijaw territory t...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants kidnap 20 in Rivers, 2 in Delta
Friday, May 04, 2007
By Henry Chukwurah, Port Harcourt and Emmanuel Ogoigbe, Warri

Less than 48 hours after the release of the kidnapped mother of Rivers State governor-elect, Madam Cecilia Omehia, Niger Delta militants, Thursday, struck at two separate locations in the state and ki...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Chevron shuts down 15,000 bpd of crude in Nigeria
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
AFP

US oil gaint Chevron has shut down 15,000 barrels per day of oil production in its facility in southern Nigeria following a militant attack, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Gunmen kidnap Rivers gov-elect’s mum
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
By HENRY CHUKWURAH, Port Harcourt, FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

Mother of the governor-elect in Rivers State, Sir Celestine Omehia, has been kidnapped.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Wanted dead or alive
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
By PETRUS OBI, ABAKALIKI

When DSP Wilfred Ekpe wedded last December he expected to have a blissful marriage. His honeymoon was, however, cut short when he was drafted to the troubled Onicha and Igboeze communities in Onicha L...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
24 abducted Filipinos freed
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
By YINKA FABOWALE

The 24 Filipino hostages kidnapped more than three weeks ago by Niger Delta insurgents have been freed, a spokesman for Baco-Liner, their employer, said Tuesday.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigerian kidnappers release 24 Filipino hostages
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
By Estelle Shirbon

Nigerian kidnappers have released all 24 Filipino seamen they had been holding captive in the creeks of the oil-producing Niger Delta since January 20, the men's employer, German shipping firm Baco-Li...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Why FG is not applying force in Niger Delta - Obasanjo
Friday, February 09, 2007
By LUCKY NWANKWERE, Abuja

President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday explained why he had not unleashed the country’s military might on the Niger Delta where militants have continued to hold sway, attributing it to his resolve not ...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Town union president abducted
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
By GODDY OSUJI, Enugu

The President of Iwollo Town Union Enugu State, Mr Tony Akpata has his God to thank for saving his life.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Militants kick over alleged N70m offer to free hostages
Thursday, January 04, 2007
By FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Wednesday it had botched a move to break its ranks through bribe offer by Agip in order to free three Italians and a Lebanese it is hol...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigeria kidnappers request doctor for 'seriously ill' hostage
Monday, December 25, 2006
AFP

An armed separatist group in southern Nigeria has requested a doctor to tend to one of four foreign oil workers being held hostage because he is "seriously ill", a newspaper has reported.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
GIRL CALLS KIDNAPPED OILMAN'S MOBILE
Monday, October 09, 2006
By Mark Smith

THE daughter of a British oil worker held hostage by gunmen in Nigeria was amazed when she got through to his mobile phone.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigerian militants call off attacks in oil delta
Thursday, October 05, 2006
By Estelle Shirbon

Militants in Nigeria's oil heartland said on Thursday they had called off attacks on troops after two bloody gunbattles and would fight only in response to actions by the military.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Armed men attack convoy in Nigeria
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
By DAN UDOH, Associated Press Writer

Armed men attacked a convoy in Nigeria's oil-rich southeastern delta Wednesday, sparking a gunbattle with security forces, a government security official said.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
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