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Militants Attack Vessel, Kill Three Security Escorts In Bayelsa

Militants Attack Vessel, Kill Three Security Escorts In Bayelsa

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Barely three weeks after an ambush on a military houseboat that killed two in Southern Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa, suspected militants have attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members. Suspected Niger Delta militants had on August 28 ambushed a houseboat operated by the Joint Task Force and killed a soldier and a civilian crew member. An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was attacked on Friday by suspected sea pirates at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa. Two of the victims of the incident which occurred on Friday were security escorts and a civilian crew member of the tugboat towing a vessel. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the i...
Military Invasion: We Don’t Harbour Militants, Delta, Bayelsa Communities Cry Out

Military Invasion: We Don’t Harbour Militants, Delta, Bayelsa Communities Cry Out

COMMUNITY REPORT
Communities in the waterways of Letugbene, Bilibiri, Amatu and others in the coastal areas of Bayelsa and Delta states have cried out to military authorities over continued siege on their homeland by soldiers reportedly hunting for militants. The communities said that following the siege to Ijaw communities, many women and children were trapped in the forest and denied access to food, five days after soldiers barricaded the waterways in search of suspected militants that killed a soldier, last Thursday. However, the leadership of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday told journalists that the suspected militants were not from the community. Chairman of Bilabiri Community Development Committee, CDC, Mr Ebimobowei Deboh, in a statement ...
Ijaw Struggle For Self Determination Predates Quest For Biafra – Omare

Ijaw Struggle For Self Determination Predates Quest For Biafra – Omare

NEWS
The factional President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Barrister Eric Omare on Friday declares that Ijaw nation can't be part of Biafra because according to him, the struggle for self determination champion by Ijaw people predate the quest for Biafra Republic. Omare, who vowed that under his leadership the IYC would pursue self determination started by their revolutionary leader, late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, said one of the aims of his administration is to bring all the Ijaw people in the country under one political structure. He spoke during the official handover ceremony to 7th National Executive Council, NEC, by the immediate past President of IYC, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, held in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State. Omare who dissociates the Ijaw na...
BREAKING: Protesters Shut Down Operations At Shell’s EA Oil Field

BREAKING: Protesters Shut Down Operations At Shell’s EA Oil Field

NEWS
The EA Oil and Gas Field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company Of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, located in Bayelsa State of Nigeria has been reportedly shut down, BigPen Online has learnt. The field which is one of the biggest Nigeria offshore Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, in swallow waters was shut down at the early hours of Wednesday by protesting "casual workers" in the platform. In June 2014, Shell declared a force majeure on the EA field to effect repair of the soft yoke mooring platform, SYMP, a development which caused Nigeria to have reportedly lose $4.24 million (about N678.46 million) daily, resulting from the shut in of about 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Sources said that workers in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO,...
Troops Clampdown On Four Kidnappers In River, Raid Another’s Den In Bayelsa

Troops Clampdown On Four Kidnappers In River, Raid Another’s Den In Bayelsa

NIGER DELTA
(BigPen, Rotterdam) Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS) on Tuesday ambushed a gang of sea robbers along KM-45 AWOBA Waterways in Rivers State.  During the ambush operation, four suspected sea robbers met their waterloo. Items recovered from them include; 2× AK-47 rifles, quantity 3× AK-47 magazines, quantity 22 ammunitions and one speed boat mounted with one 200 Horse-Power engine. Similarly, troops patrol along Bayelsa waterways acting on information, raided a sea pirates hideout along FORUPA-LOBIA waterways. However, sea pirates on sighting troops advance fled the hideout, and left behind 3× fiber boats and one 75 Horse-Power engine. The hideout was subsequently destroyed instantly while the troops continue with their patrols. Meanwhile, the Commander Operation DELTA ...