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Troops prevent 313 sabotage attempts on oil export pipelines

Troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta also known as Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) have stopped no fewer than 313 sabotage attempts on crude oil export pipelines in the region.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Oil theft: Soldiers raid hideouts of notorious Delta cartel

Operatives attached to the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army have raided hideouts of a notorious cartel that specialises in illicitly refining petroleum products in Delta State, the Army has said.

Soldiers destroy illegal refineries in Delta

Angered by the mindless destruction of the ecosystem and huge loss to the oil-economy of the country, Nigerian soldiers have taken over an expanse of land used as illegal refineries at Otumara Community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has unveiled an EC-35 Helicopter (NAF 549), reactivated at the 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. 4

NAF unveils EC-135 helicopter reactivated in Port Harcourt — in pictures

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has unveiled an EC-35 Helicopter (NAF 549), reactivated at the 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
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Oil bunkering: Soldiers burn houses in Rivers community

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have allegedly invaded and burnt down houses in the Kalaekuleama community, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Oil sector: NNPC boss commends Nigerian Army

The Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, on Tuesday commended the country’s military for providing a secure environment for the corporation to carry out its functions.

Ijaw youths threaten to cripple telecom operations in Bayelsa

Ijaw youths in Bayelsa State at the weekend threatened to shutdown operations of telecommunication companies following unresolved issues bordering on diesel supply to their various power plants in the state.

Bunkering fire explosion kills seven in Delta community

Seven persons were reportedly killed while many others secured varying degrees of injuries during a fire incident at an illegal crude oil refining site in Otor-Edo community, Ughelli South council area of Delta state at the weekend.
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Oil theft, insecurity: JTF commander seeks media support

The Joint Task Force (JTF), deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta, on Tuesday enlisted the support of the media in its fight against oil theft and insecurity in the region.

Nigerian Army court-martials 14 soldiers for kidnapping, murder

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, this morning court-martialed 14 soldiers, consisting of three officers and eleven men, for kidnapping, murder, attempted murder and other offences.
The Nigerian Army has reacted to Governor Nyesom Wike’s allegations against the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamil Sarham.

General Sarham: Governor Wike declared war against me for refusing to compromise 2019 elections

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, who is also the Land Component Commander of Operation Delta Safe, has revealed that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, decided to declare war against him for rejecting his (Wike’s) billions of naira to compromise the February 23 and March 9, 2019 general elections in Rivers.
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Governor Wike accuses Nigerian Army of running oil bunkering syndicate

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has accused the Nigerian Army of running an illegal bunkering syndicate in Rivers State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike: Nigerian Army running illegal oil bunkering syndicate in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the Nigerian Army of running illegal bunkering in Rivers State.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: How military can achieve complete defeat of terrorism, insurgency

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.

Ex-militants block East-West road over killings, kidnappings

Aggrieved drivers and ex-militants on Wednesday barricaded a section of the East-West road to protest rising cases of killings, kidnapping, armed robberies and other criminal activities along the gateway road.

Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreign oil workers

Gunmen in Nigeria’s restive oil-rich south have attacked an oil rig, kidnapping a British, a Canadian and a Nigerian worker, security forces said Sunday.

Two foreign oil workers, Nigerian kidnapped in Rivers

Two foreign oil workers, Canadian and Scottish, as well as a Nigerian have been kidnapped in Rivers State.

Nigerian Army destroys 500 drums of adulterated diesel, 2 cars

The Nigerian Army has destroyed 500 drums of adulterated diesel and two cars seized from smugglers in Jebs Community in the Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River.

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