Nigeria's military has ordered an incursion into militant camps in the oil-rich Niger Delta region after violence flared up again with attacks against oil companies and foreign workers, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Five more people will face criminal charges this week in Nigeria, suspected of being linked to deadly car bombings earlier this month in the oil-rich nation's capital, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's secret service told CNN Tuesday.
Three people have been arrested in Nigeria and are being questioned in connection with the Friday blasts that killed 12 and injured 50 in the nation's capital, a spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday.
A Nigerian militant group said it killed 29 Nigerian soldiers and lost six of its fighters Saturday in "reprisals" on soldiers for the military's killings of citizens. The military rejected the claim and said no soldiers were killed.
A rebel group that has been attacking oil pipelines in southern Nigeria claimed responsibility on Monday for another strike and said it killed 11 government soldiers in fighting that followed the sabotage.
A group of Nigerian rebels who wrote a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, stating that they attacked two oil pipelines Monday, have asked for former President Jimmy Carter and actor George Clooney to help solve issues in the oil-rich Niger-delta.
Oil prices sank over $1 Wednesday after a government report said supplies of gasoline, closely watched ahead of the summer driving season and running below average, rose for the first time in 13 weeks.
Splashing across the murky waters of southern Nigeria in a speedboat, I suddenly found myself in one of the scariest positions of my journalistic career: masked militants firing machine guns at me and my crew.
In the remote mangrove swamps of southern Nigeria, 24 Filipino hostages appeared frightened and disheveled. Around them, dozens of militants, dressed in black and wearing black ski masks, danced wildly and fired their automatic weapons into the air.