Niger Delta

Militant groups battling the Nigerian Government over control of oil. See summary

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Police 06/27 Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/27 Nigeria: Call for Niger Delta Avengers to be Treated Same as Boko Haram Militants 06/27 Police begins manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/27 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers - Violence Not Way Forward - Dickson 06/27 Nigeria: Group Faults Move to Redeploy Police Officers to N'Delta 06/27 Nigerians Split Over Negotiating With Oil Militants 06/27 Killings: Ijaw leaders, Afenifere to hold emergency peace summit 06/27 Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria 06/27 Federal Republic of Inequality 06/27 Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/27 More N-Delta groups stand on referendum 06/27 We’re agitators, not terrorists, N-Delta militants blast Mohammed 06/27 Crisis Rocking the Ijaw Youth Council Worsens 06/26 Avengers reply Buhari, demand referendum 06/26 ‘Crude Oil Production May Hit 2.3mbpd in Two Weeks’ 06/26 2 escape in Kuje prison break 06/26 Nigeria: Lagos/Ogun Massacre - How Militants Took Over Our Communities - Survivors 06/26 Nigeria: Remove Me From the National Grid 06/26 Niger Delta Avengers urge Nigeria's Buhari to visit southern oil hub 06/26 Kuje Jail Break: Prisons Boss Confirms Escape of Two Prisoners 06/26 Nigeria: Govt Deploys Army to Restore Peace in Ikorodu 06/26 Kidnapped Foreigners Released 06/26 Nigerian army says it freed over 5,000 people held by Boko Haram 06/26 NPS confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/26 Oil militants call for referendum on breaking up Nigeria 06/26 Treat Niger Delta avengers as B’H terrorists, Junaid Mohammed tells Buhari 06/26 IYC begs Buhari to act on his appeals to end militancy 06/26 Police begin manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/26 Back peace appeals with action, IYC tells Buhari 06/26 Nigeria: Gunmen Release Australian Expatriates, Others Kidnapped in Niger Delta 06/26 OPC to Militants, Fulani Herdsmen: Enough is Enough 06/26 Prisons Service Confirms Jailbreak in Kuje 06/26 Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/26 Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/26 Kidnapped three Australians, South African freed 06/26 Biafra: IPOB disowns anti Niger-Delta Avengers group 06/25 My testimonies as Miss Nigeria– Lessi Peter-Vigboro 06/25 Shell spends $195.5m on social investments 06/25 FG: Ogoni clean-up will take decades 06/25 Buhari: Militants deploying high-tech weapons 06/25   Commends exploits of Civilian JTF 06/25 Jong Craves for Ikorodu Utd NPFL Stay 06/25 Militants group sets date for bombing of Bonga field, Onitsha -Asaba, 3rd Mainland bridges 06/25 'Story on Okah's escape not true' 06/25 ‘Coup Rumour, Ploy to Pitch Military against President’ 06/25 Cumbersome Legal Process Delaying Return of Loot, Says US Diplomat 06/25 Varsity crisis: Dickson approves 50% salaries for lecturers, others 06/25 Nigeria: Militants Group Sets Date for Bombing of Bonga Field 06/25 NPS Confirms Jailbreak at Kuje Prisons, Investigation Ordered 06/25 UPDATED: NPS confirms jailbreak, says Okah is safe and secure 06/25 Prisons Service confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/25 Our people are suffering, Avengers tell Buhari 06/25 LAGOS/OGUN MASSACRE: How militants took over our communities — Survivors 06/25 Dickson Moves to Pacify Varsity Lecturers, Approves One-month Salary 06/25


From Wikipedia: Conflict in the Niger Delta:
The current conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s over tensions between the foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who felt they were being exploited, particularly the Ogoni and the Ijaw... Competition for oil wealth has fueled violence between innumerable ethnic groups, causing the militarization of nearly the entire region by ethnic militia groups as well as Nigerian military and police forces (notably the Nigerian Mobile Police).