Posts Tagged ‘militants’

As Yar

Written on July 13th, 2008 by
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NIGER-DELTA FORUM: Nigerian militants call off truce

Written on September 24th, 2007 by
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Militants from Nigeria's oil-rich Delta have called off a voluntary ceasefire, promising a fresh campaign of violence and kidnappings of oil workers.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7010028.stm... Read More | Share

Lebanese man shot dead in Nigeria

Written on July 21st, 2007 by
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Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a Lebanese businessman in his house in Nigeria's oil capital, Port Harcourt, local police say. Security sources say the businessman was killed during a failed abduction attempt early on Friday. A police station was... Read More | Share

Ransoms Fuel Surge in Nigeria Kidnapping

Written on July 11th, 2007 by
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LAGOS, Nigeria -- Foreign oil workers are known in Nigeria's oil-rich south as "white gold" among the gangs that kidnap them. They have seized more than 150 foreigners this year, including a just freed 3-year-old British girl. That's nearly... Read More | Share

Nigeria militants offer ceasefire

Written on June 2nd, 2007 by
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The main rebel group in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region has pledged a one-month ceasefire to allow the new government to create a peace plan.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6715059.stm... Read More | Share

UK oil worker seized in Nigeria

Written on March 31st, 2007 by
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A British oil worker has been kidnapped in Nigeria, the Foreign Office said. The man was kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday off the coast of the Bayelsa state, in southern Nigeria. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with... Read More | Share

Kidnapped Croats Freed In Nigeria

Written on March 13th, 2007 by
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The Nigerian military rescued two Croats and one Montenegrin man on Monday who were being held by suspected ransom-seekers in Nigeria. The Nigerian military rescued two Croats and one Montenegrin man on Monday who were being held by suspected... Read More | Share

Nigeria hostage 'escaped' rebels

Written on February 22nd, 2007 by
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A Lebanese hostage escaped captivity and had not been freed, as his company earlier claimed, a militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Delta has said. It is the first time a hostage has escaped during a year-long wave of kidnappings in the Delta,... Read More | Share

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Written on January 24th, 2007 by
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Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has barred Philippine workers from going to Nigeria until six seamen who were abducted at the weekend are released. The sailors were snatched from a merchant ship heading to the southern city of Warri. Nigerian... Read More | Share

The Korea Times : Kidnapped Workers in Nigeria Are Safe

Written on January 12th, 2007 by
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Officials from a South Korean construction company met with nine kidnapped South Korean employees in Nigeria and confirmed that the hostages were unharmed, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Friday.Read... Read More | Share

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