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"If the Nigeria military is serious about arresting us, let them come to the creeks" - Niger Delta Avengers

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The Nigerian Navy recently paraded two suspects believed to be members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. According to Commodore Joseph Dzunve, the suspects identified as Stanley Toghan and Felix Miyenminiye were behind series of attack on oil and gas facilities especially in Warri South West Council area of the state.

Okah brothers to sue Goodluck Jonathan for alleging they want to assassinate him

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has released a statement in response to former President Goodluck Jonathan's statement that the group and their leaders,Charles and Henry Okah were after his life. Jonathan in a statement released by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, yesterday denied claims of sponsoring the Niger Delta Avengers and also alleged that MEND and it's leaders were after his life.

Abuja politician behind militancy in Niger Delta – Ex-militant leadermi

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Ex-militant leader, Africanus Ukparasia, popularly known as Gen. Africa has accused n unnamed Abuja-based politician of sabotaging the economy of the country by sponsoring militants to bomb oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta.

It's not our business if oil production is crippled – Militants tell Buhari

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One of the militant groups that has emerged since renewed militancy in the Niger Delta began, the Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has told the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that they (militants) have nothing to lose should oil production in the country is crippled.

Pipeline bombings: Retired soldiers, ex-agitators mobilize against Avengers

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RETIRED soldiers and ex-agitators from the Niger Delta region are reportedly gathering forces to battle the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA. A top government bureaucrat, who is an ex-army officer, disclosed to Saturday Vanguard that “the plan has reached advanced stage, some retired army officers from the Niger Delta region have met and may call a larger meeting to take up the fight themselves if the militants do not stop destruction of oil and gas installations. “We have kept quiet for too long and with the way the militants are going, they do not seem to understand that they are destroying our environment and inviting the security agencies to come to our territory and kill our people,” he added.

Shun cultism, kidnapping, Ateke urges youths

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EX-militant leader, Chief Ateke Tom has appealed to youths of the region to shun cultism and kidnapping.  Ateke-Tom Ateke-Tom Ateke who spoke in his home town, Okrika, Rivers State, when he played host to a group, Partners for Peace, P4P, said he will continue to work for enduring peace in the Niger Delta region. 

N-Delta Crisis: Why we won’t allow Buhari export crude oil —AVENGERS

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  Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, weekend, said since President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to shun the demand for legitimate dialogue with militants and stakeholders on the Niger Delta question, it would continue to encumber all avenues by him to export crude oil from the region.

Avengers strike again, bomb NNPC, Chevron facilities

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The Niger Delta Avengers, on Monday night, continued its unrelenting attacks on the nation’s oil facilities, blowing up two manifolds operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company at Batan community in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Dialogue Way Out Of Niger Delta Crises- Ex-Deputy Gov

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Worried by the resumption of bombings of oil pipelines by militants in the Niger Delta, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, has warned against using strong-arms tactic to quell the problem. Militants’ groups in the region have resorted to blowing up oil and gas infrastructure in the region since former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 Presidential poll in

Bayelsa Governor Dickson begs Niger Delta militants

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Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Sunday asked the federal government to pay outstanding allowances to ex-militants. He appealed to ex-militants under the amnesty programme to shelve planned protests over non-payment of their allowances.

Twitter takes down Niger Delta Avengers’ account

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Niger Delta Avengers Micro-blogging website, Twitter, on Monday suspended an account belonging to a group of oil pipelines saboteurs, Niger Delta Avengers. The suspension came a day after the group said it successfully launched five attacks on oil installations within two days.

We want to dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers, others – Nigerian Government

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Niger Delta Avangers The Nigerian government has expressed its commitment to dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, said on Saturday that the presence of soldiers in the region does not mean the government was opposed to dialogue.

Niger Delta Avengers blow up major crude oil trunk lines and Oil wells belonging to NNPC, NPDC & Chevron

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In a series of strikes starting from Friday 1st July to today, 3rd of July, Militant group - Niger Delta Avengers revealed via their Twitter handle that their strike team have blown up major crude oil trunk lines and Oil wells belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company and Chevron.

Niger-Delta Avengers denies arrest of its members, dares SSS to parade suspects before reporters

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Photo: Buzz Nigeria   The Niger Delta Avengers on Saturday said the announcement by the State Security Services to the effect that some of its members were arrested was laughable. In a statement posted on its website , the Avengers, notorious for its wanton destruction of oil and gas installations across the oil-rich region, said the SSS should grant reporters access to suspects in its custody to substantiate its claims that those arrested were members of the militant group.

Seriake Dickson, Cautioned Federal Government In Addressing Security Challenges

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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has cautioned the new Commander of the Federal Government security outfit in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, to be professional in addressing security challenges in the region.

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

DSS uncovers plans by IPOB members, others, to bomb Computer Village Lagos, attack worship centres, parks

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The Department of State Security DSS released a statement yesterday stating that it has arrested a member of ‎the Indigenous People of Biafra, Onwudiwe Chidiebere a graduate of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering who is allegedly working with  other members of the IPOB and some foreigners to plan a bomb attack on Nigeria’s largest computer market, the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos.‎ The statement added that two suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) linked to Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) have also been arrested for planning the assassination of a Kaduna-based military officer and the bombing of oil and gas pipelines. The statement reads:

ACF to Avengers: don’t plunge Nigeria into another civil war

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday described the destruction of oil installations embarked upon by the Niger Delta Avengers as an invitation to another civil war. It also warned the militant group to desist from its “madness” of breaking oil pipelines, saying that the country cannot afford another war at this time. A similar warning was issued to the Avengers by joint Akwa Ibom and Cross River militants under

Niger Delta Avengers Give Nigerian Government Condition For Ceasefire On Pipeline Bombing

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Niger Delta militants A ccording to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), Brigadier-General Mudoch Agbinibo, the Niger Delta region has sustained Nigeria for a long time but has received little in return. Mr. Agbinibo’s statement lamented the neglect of the region by successive governments and emphasized that Niger Delta must be