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Militants of the Niger Delta

Matthew Okoba

Militants of the Niger Delta

a detective novel

by Matthew Okoba

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Published by Whiz-kids Publishers in Lagos .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMatthew Okoba.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.O37835 M55 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination152 p. ;
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24081429M
ISBN 109783391380
ISBN 109789783391383
LC Control Number2010289085

Nigeria was the world's tenth largest oil exporter. This rivalry caused a lot of conflicts in the Niger Delta region centered primarily around the cities of Warri and subsequently the 'oil capital' of Port Harcourt. March 7: 3 Malaysian sailors were kidnapped aboard the Armada Tuah In an interview with one of the group's leaders, who used the alias Major-General Godswill Tamunothe BBC reported that MEND was fighting for "total control" of the Niger-Delta's oil wealth, saying local people had not gained from the riches under the ground and the region's creeks and swamps. The election of Goodluck Jonathan a Christian as President of Nigeria was a significant factor in the ceasefire as he hailed from the region and was considered to be sympathetic to it.

These groups are demanding for one thing — to take active part in the exploration and management of the Crude produced in their land. The government has responded with a two-pronged strategy. The entire crew was released on June 6 without a ransom being paid. This group is composed primarily of members of the region's largest ethnic group, the Ijaw. The perpetrators are thought to affiliated to MEND.

According to a Stanford University article, Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta, [29] there has been an estimation ofbarrels of oil being spilled annually onto the Niger Delta region. The people that bear the brunt are the same people who for so many decades have been abandoned in spite of the fact that they own the land where the bulk of the oil sustaining Nigeria is being tapped. Expressed differently, social mobilization theories attempt to explain the emergence, objectives, methods and tactics of groups opposed to either the government or transnational forces. The police were shot at while escorting an ex-militant who had stolen money from MEND a year earlier.


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On the morning of December 30, two thousand young people processed through Yenagoa, dressed in black, singing and dancing. Part IV of Nigeria's Oil Pipelines Act addresses the laws of compensation for any damage done to the Nigerian community; oil companies are legally obligated by the judicial court to repay the country for harming their infrastructure and environment, so long as these affected regions are occupied by local people.

Isa Ado of the Joint Military Force. At the time of the shooting, it was not immediately known if MEND had any involvement or not. The group, created inadvocates for a bigger share of oil wealth and it has occasionally supported separatist movements in the area.

The militants claim that the manifold carried some 80 percent of Chevron Nigeria Limited's off-shore crude oil to a loading platform. NDV was created in in Port Harcourt and advocates for a greater control of the resources present in the area.

Throughout this period, corporate politics has intersected with successive dictatorships. File photo: Some militants of the Niger Delta Avengers have continued bombing pipeline installations in the region.

This found expression in an increase in minority political activity at the elite level, the emergence of different lobbies, the formation of political coalitions, and local community agitation.

The same soldiers set the villages ablaze, destroyed canoes and fishing equipment, killed livestock, and destroyed churches and religious shrines. At the moment Nigeria is so volatile, things are getting out of control," Henshaw added.

The police were shot at while escorting an ex-militant who had stolen money from MEND a year earlier. Local and state officials offered financial support to the paramilitary groups they believed would attempt to enforce their own political agenda.

February 5: MEND militants were responsible for attacking and destroying an oil barge operated by an Indian company. Over 30, purported members signed up between October and May in exchange for monthly payments and in some cases lucrative contracts for guarding the pipelines.

In May the military launched a major ground, air and sea offensive to flush militants out of their camps in the Niger Delta. These include but are not limited to democratization, the ascendance of liberal ideological issues pertaining to the environment, human rights and minority rights, and the revolution in information and communications technology with its attendant integration of the world economies Batliwala The 3 men were later released on March February 2: MEND gunmen attempted to hijack an oil carrier but are repelled by gunfire from the vessel.

The gun battle resulted in the explosion of the pipeline killing 7 militants and 3 Nigerian soldiers as well as 40 people in a nearby village.

Niger Delta militants threaten retaliation over Islamist attacks

The group also suffered from internal violence when two people claimed they were at the head of the movement in Following the election of current President Muhammadu Buhari, Tom has reassured that former militants in Niger Delta will not commit violent actions and are willing to cooperate with the new leader.

The NDPFV attempted to control such resources primarily through oil "bunkering", a process in which an oil pipeline is tapped and the oil extracted onto a barge.

He was convicted of terrorism last month. Because of the large area affected, the environmental consequences are vast. The kidnappers are thought to be responsible for the murder of 12 police officers 3 weeks earlier.

Rumours that militants might attack oil pipelines if the government revoked surveillance were also dismissed by Ebikabowei Victor-Ben, commonly known as "General Boyloaf", former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta Mend. The rationale for this assignment of responsibility was the benefits accrued by the oil companies from extracting the natural wealth of the Ogoni homeland, and the central government's neglectful failure to act.

However, no attempts have been made by the government or any international body to bring about justice by investigating and prosecuting those involved in the violence and property destruction that have occurred in Ogoniland, [20] although individual plaintiffs have brought a class action lawsuit against Shell in the US.

Economically viable petroleum was discovered in Ogoniland injust one year after the discovery of Nigeria's first commercial petroleum deposit. Ina military operation led by the JTF started against Mend members following a spate of kidnappings.USIP Peace Briefing: Crisis in the Niger Delta 2 AMNESTY The one concrete action the federal government has taken is to introduce an amnesty for militants who turn in their weapons and commit to abandoning violence.

Sep 16,  · The militants, like the Niger Delta's population at large, object to the environmental degradation and underdevelopment of the region and the lack. Niger Delta Militants: Environmental Pollution [Anthony Modungwo] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book is a hybrid of fact and fiction. Niger Delta is the region with vast oil reserves, which makes Nigeria the sixth world largest oil exporter and Africa’s biggest.

The Niger Delta is underdeveloped in all its ramifications despite the fact that it is the economic. 6). Militants and Oil Violence in the Niger Delta of Nigeria: Any Implication for Security in Nigeria?

VICTOR OJAKOROTU 7). The Politics of Oil Exploitation: Rationalising on the Coexistence of Oil Wealth and Extreme Poverty in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria FRANCIS NWONWU 8). The Politics of Oil in the Niger Delta EMMANUEL, J.

C. DURU 9). Jan 20,  · Suspected militants have abducted five oil workers in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions, The Sun reports.

The militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said Delta State police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka. Apr 16,  · Niger Delta militants threaten retaliation over Islamist attacks The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend), the umbrella body of armed groups in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger.