Bandits invade Akwa Ibom community, kill five persons, injure others
Militant youths have reportedly killed five persons and injured several others following renewed hostilities over a land dispute between Uko Ntenghe and Uko Akpan communities in Mbo Council of Akwa Ibom State.
Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed
A rare ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appeared to hold for the third and final day on Sunday, with hundreds of militant prisoners released in a bid to bring peace talks closer.
Military operation to flush out militants in Benue, two other states, winds down
The Nigeria Defense Headquarters (DHQ), on Friday, said that Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), had achieved its set mandate and would wind down in phases.
Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station
Gunmen stormed a police station in western Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least five people and wounding two others, officials said, in the latest violence targeting the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid in the provincial capital of Herat, near the Iranian border, but the Taliban have…
Niger Delta ex-militants back FG on peace
Former militant warlords, including Chief Bibopre Ajube (aka General Shoot-at-Sight), Victor Ben (alias Boyloaf), HRH Ateke Tom, and Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) have pledged to work with the Federal Government in deepening peace and stability in the oil-rich Niger Delta region as the 2019 general elections approach. During a meeting at the weekend in Lagos with…
Group condemns financial reward for violent militants
The United South-South Youth Council (USSYC) has condemned the act of inducing violent militants with huge financial rewards, saying the practice will only escalate militancy, especially in the volatile Niger Delta region. A statement yesterday by its National President, Chief Egberike Pereotubo, said paying violent militants, who in the first place should called freedom fighter,…
Court remands ex-militant, counsel alleges victimisation for defection
A Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Evbuoriaria, Benin City, yesterday ruled that an ex-militant, Pere Ejune and his younger brother, Trim Ade, be reminded in Oko Prison for being in possession of a double-barrel gun and 18 live cartridges.
We will not shield any militant, says Rivers governor, Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State yesterday said that nobody would be shielded from the military operations against militants sabotaging the nation’s economy.
‘Renewed militancy in Niger Delta is not necessary at this point’
I have always been an advocate of peaceful process in resolving crisis. Militancy in my opinion has never benefitted the ordinary suffering people of the Niger Delta region. Unfortunately ...