Latest Conflict in the Niger Delta Stories

2006-08-15 16:14:04

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa's largest oil producer.

2006-07-06 11:39:51

YENEGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants have abducted a Dutch oil worker in the southern delta state of Bayelsa, police said on Thursday.

2006-06-07 06:37:52

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Armed militants attacked a natural gas plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's southern delta on Wednesday, killing at least four soldiers and kidnapping five South Korean contractors.

2006-05-12 02:51:43

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three foreign oil workers, including an Italian, taken hostage in Nigeria's oil capital Port Harcourt were released on Friday after a day in captivity, police said.

2006-05-10 10:30:09

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - An executive of the U.S. oil service company Baker Hughes was killed in an apparently targeted attack in Nigeria's southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, authorities said.

2006-03-27 08:32:09

By Segun Owen WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants freed three foreign oil workers on Monday after five weeks in captivity and said their fighters would now focus on crippling oil exports from the world's eighth largest supplier.

2006-03-27 00:50:26

By Segun Owen WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three foreign oil workers, two Americans and a Briton, were freed on Monday by Nigerian militants who had held them hostage for five weeks, officials said. The release of the three, employees of U.S.

2006-03-15 11:25:12

By Segun Owen WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants said on Wednesday they had separated three foreign oil workers in their captivity for strategic reasons, but did not intend to kill them.

2006-03-10 10:51:25

By Tume Ahemba LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian security forces carried out political murders and other extra-judicial killings in 2005 and used excessive force in their actions against criminals or protesters, the U.S. Department of State said in a report.

2006-03-09 12:32:55

By Tom Ashby LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian militants killed four soldiers and one policeman in an unsuccessful attempt to capture a fuel tanker in the southern delta, military officials said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.