6 May: Niger Delta Monthly Security Report, Briefing & Map
Map: Serious security incidents 2013 - as at 30 April; Security Incident Charts; Key Points; Next 30 days; Beyond 30 Days; Bayelsa State Police Killings: JTF raids kidnappers, pirates' camps over 12 slain policemen, Ijaw leader cautions against JTF mayhem over 12 slain policemen, Three arrested for murder of 12 policemen; Security: Delta: Army goes tough on infiltration – quick response group established, Kidnapping of foreigners: Police chief meets with foreign envoys, Bayelsa: Nine Nigerian oil workers kidnapped, Delta: JTF raids seven communities, kills one, The North: Why we take foreign hostages – Ansaru, Delta: Youths vow to shut down oil production, Bayelsa: Ijaw leader cautions against JTF mayhem over 12 slain policemen, Boko Haram: Nigeria president considers amnesty, Delta: Police raid kidnap headquarters, arrest 50 suspects; Illegal Bunkering: Rivers: JTF Nabs 76, Oil bunkers demand amnesty, Bayelsa/Delta: JTF Arrests 21 in multiple oil theft crackdown, Govt lost N191bn to oil theft in Q1 –NNPC, Bayelsa: JTF attributes Nembe spill to oil theft, NUPENG deplores illegal bunkering; Post-amnesty/Militancy: Edo: Ex-militants protest non-inclusion in amnesty programme, Abia: We will look into Abia ex-militants’ plight – Reps committee, Analysis: Militant uprising not yet likely in Nigeria's oil delta, Niger Delta Freedom Fighters besiege Natl Assembly over amnesty; MEND: Niger Delta activists dismiss MEND as fiction, MEND, rival group both claim responsibility for killings of 12 policemen, Ateke Tom, Boyloaf, others dismiss MEND's bomb threat; Latest MEND statements; Maritime: Security vessel: FG to drop charge against Russian suspects, Nigerian navy launches website on crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism, British warship visits, engages Nigerian navy personnel in training, JTF destroys 36 illegal refineries, impounds vessel in Niger Delta; Incident statistics; Security Incident Library 2013 – in chronological order.
10 April: Quaterly Maritime Security Review, Briefing & Map:
Map: Attacks On International Maritime Assets 1 Jan - 31 Mar 2013; Security Charts; Core Message; Summary – Gulf Of Guinea; General Risk Area – Gulf Of Guinea; Current Advice – Gulf Of Guinea; Current Advice – Country Specific; Key Points – Nigeria; Summary Of Main Risks – Nigeria; Next Three Months ; Security Situation: Maritime attacks peter out in early March, Niger Delta militants threaten Lamnalco as oil workers’ strike looms, Police IG creates new anti-piracy command, MV Armada Tuah 101: Ex-Militants - Why we rescued kidnapped foreigners, MV Armada Tuah 101: Six kidnapped foreign sailors freed in Nigeria, Naval Exercise: Obangame Express 2013 focuses on safety and security , Benue: Police bust fake navy recruitment syndicate, MV Esther C: Pirates kidnap 3 sailors in Gulf of Guinea, Lagos: MT Pyxis Delta - guards saved ship, Bayelsa: Pirates kill three JTF soldiers, ex-naval office, Bayelsa: Captain of passenger boat murdered by pirates, MT SP Brussels: Pirates free 5 Indian sailors off Nigeria, MV Itri: Gunmen release oil tanker seized off Ivory Coast: owner; Oil Theft And Illegal Bunkering; Rivers: Navy arrests 33 suspected oil thieves, pirates, Navy wants crude oil theft treated as international criminal offence, Security forces counter-bunkering operations, Navy destroyed 7,378 illegal refineries in six months, Bayelsa: Nigerian Navy arrests 10 Indian nationals for oil theft , Cross River: Navy hands over 8 oil bunkering suspects to EFCC; Nigerian Navy: Navy and the law on piracy, Nigerian Navy ships arrive Cameroon for international maritime exercise, Nigerian Navy commission five new fast patrol craft into service, How Israeli swindled Nigerian Navy over dockyard, Nigerian Navy may seek Spanish support, Nigerian Navy reshuffles, redeploys 224 senior officers; Security Vessel Arrest: Court hearings start on 10 April, Moran Security Group press release, Military stonewalls on Russian crew indictment, How Lagos judge granted bail to 15 Russians accused of arms smuggling, Navy hands over 15-man Russian crew to police; Other Issues: West, Central African states to cooperate against pirates, Maritime workers commend FG over scrapping of PICOMSS, New EU initiative to combat piracy; Maritime Serious Security Incident Statistics – 2010-2012; Maritime Security Incident Library 2013.
4 April: Niger Delta Monthly Security Report, Briefing & Map:
Map: Serious security incidents 2013 - as at 31 March; Security Incident Charts; Key Points; Next 30 days; Beyond 30 Days; Security: Kidnapping – an enduring challenge in the region, Expatriate kidnaps in Lagos , Delta state: Prison van attacked in Warri – 3 dead, 2 prisoners released , Police move to counter cultism in Delta State, ... While in Bayelsa proposes amnesty for cultists, Rivers: Youths seal off firm in Port Harcourt , East-West road awarded without design, financial plan – Orubebe, Delta state: Community petitions police chief over invasion by armed bandits, Crime statistics for the Niger Delta in March; Illegal Bunkering: Crude oil and condensate theft at unprecedented levels, Illegal refining: More environmental destruction and economic loss, Security forces counter-bunkering operations, Security forces making progress against bunkering? Senate President ready to back death sentce for oil thieves; Post-amnesty/Militancy: Third phase amnesty: More challenging than anticipated – pipelines & property destroyed, Akwa Ibom: African Marine Commando – 20 militants lie down arms, Task force recovers 39,880 weapons from ex-militants, 200 Ex-militants to be trained as pilots - amnesty office, MEND: Henry Okah sentenced to long jail sentence – threats follow; Latest MEND Statements; Community Unrest: Delta state: Community halts Shell gas project, Frustration & anger over NDDC Projects, Delta state: Communities ask Chevron to deal with genuine leaders, Delta state: Soldiers dislodge gunmen from Warri waterways; Elections 2015: Nigerian court rules President Jonathan can run again, Politicisation of oil bloc ownership, Rivers: People back Amaechi – is Alams to challenge him in 2015?, Corruption: Fallout from Alamieyeseigha’s pardon; Incident statistics; Security Incident Library 2013 – in chronological order .
Incident Update - 11 March
PIPELINE BOMB A gas pipeline was blown up in the vicinity of [Location Withheld], at 01:55 local time on 8 March.
Incident Update 7 March
MARITIME KIDNAP On 4 March, pirates attacked the offshore tug/supply ship [Name Withheld] and kidnapped three crewmembers at 16:58 local time at [Location Withheld].