Nigeria: Troops Thwart Attack On Agip Facility in Bayelsa As Ijaw Youths Demand Release of Kinsmen

Yenagoa — Troops attached to the Joint Military Force, the outfit deployed to protect oil installations in the Niger Delta, said yesterday that they outwitted suspected militants who attempted to attack an Agip oilfield in Okpoma, Bayelsa State. (more…)

Navy recover vessel used by hijackers

Four months after pirates hijacked an oil tanker, MT MAXIMUS, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has recovered a rogue vessel, MT DEJIKUN used by the pirates. (more…)

NDA Claims Another Pipeline Attack in Niger Delta, New Group Enter Fray

By CHARLES KENNEDY

As alleged peace talks break down before getting off the ground, and the Niger Delta militants claim another attack on a state-run oil pipeline, a second group has emerged, threatening an attack on a major gas plant in the region. (more…)

Navy reaffirms commitment to protect nation’s waterways

Ete-Ibas said the Navy had done well, especially in the areas of security of the nation’s waterways against the activities of sea pirates and other crimes in the maritime domain. (more…)

NDA Threatens To Sink Oil Tankers

In a press statement released on the group’s official website, the NDA also restated its intention to attack the interests of oil corporations if they repaired any facilities damaged by the group. (more…)

EU to invest on maritime security

It said that Semenitari told the EU delegation that the region was faced with numerous challenges which the commission was keen to address through partnerships. (more…)

Who Are The Niger Delta Avengers?

By Dirk Steffen

Background

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are Nigeria’s “new” Niger Delta militancy phenomenon. They have issued challenges to the Nigerian government, international oil companies, and the military. Within a span of less than 3 months they are believed to be primarily responsible for reducing Nigeria’s oil production from a (theoretical) 2.2m barrels per day to around 1.4m barrels per day by the end of May 2016. They have mainly targeted Nigerian state and international oil companies’ pipeline infrastructure with explosives attacks. The spectre of their involvement in maritime piracy and kidnappings has been raised as well. (more…)

Nigeria: War Against Pipeline Vandals

Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that the war against pipeline vandalism in the Lagos area by operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft, has yielded tremendous success with the recovery of stolen products and the arrest of several suspects. (more…)

Tension In Niger Delta As Militants Split

By KELECHI JOSEPH

There is a split in decision making among Niger Delta militants as they are at loggerheads over the desire to negotiate and dialogue with the federal government. (more…)

Blast hits NPDC pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta region

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – An explosion rocked a pipeline operated by a subsidiary of Nigeria’s state oil company in the West African country’s restive Delta region late on Thursday, a security official and a community leader both said on Friday. (more…)