With the introduction of amnesty programme in july 2009, kidnapping in the niger delta abated as many militants arms-wielding youths are amnestied and taken off the battle fronts of the creeks for rehabilitation through various institutional training programmes locally and abroad. – militants suspected – nigerian police believed militants who have attacked oil and gas pipelines in the oil-rich niger delta region were behind the kidnapping. Kidnapping in nigeria’s niger delta: an exploratory study nseabasi s akpan violence and crime, including kidnapping this study explores the crime of kidnapping in the region the study uses available news reports as well as personal and particularly the river niger by this, the niger delta region is the second largest delta in the. 2007, some militants kidnapped a 4 year old nigerian girl while on her way to school but she was released after several appeals from the nigerian president and well wishers kidnapping in the niger-delta region of nigeria: issues and challenges - charles bala. Lagos, nigeria — rebels are claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and release for ransom of two american sailors off the coast of the oil-rich niger delta.
In the niger delta, an increasing number of armed groups demanding jobs, benefits or control of oil revenues have attacked industry facilities, kidnapped expatriate staff and fought with security. Nigeria's kidnapping culture on the rise nigeria has a reputation for kidnappings of foreign workers by rebels, such the scene this photo depicts, taken in the niger delta on jan 31, 2007 but in 2009 the country has seen a rise in kidnappings of wealthy nigerians by criminal gangs. Kidnapping is a new wave of crime that is ravaging nigeria especially the niger delta area - the treasure base of the nigerian nation, a crime posing a great challenge to national security and the nigeria security system. In the niger delta, organized crime is often intertwined with, and feeds off of, other known conflict drivers for example, communal violence, militancy, and general political violence, especially around elections.
Ethnic militias and criminality in the niger-delta paul oghenero okumagba department of sociology / psychology delta state university, abraka militants 8 kidnapping 08/08/07 gbarain, bys 11 militants mother of the speaker of byha 22/08/0 culled from police crime diary, bayelsa state command table 2: selected cases of abductions. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of nigeria a number of foreigners have, in the last few years, been kidnapped in the niger delta region, which holds most of the country’s. The niger delta environment suddenly got bugged by acts of violence like pipeline vandalism and hostage taking (kidnapping) for ransom money (dode, 2005) these militant activities would negatively impact on the image and economy of nigeria.
Suspected niger delta militants have kidnapped four christian missionaries in delta state, south-south nigeria the police commissioner, mr zanna ibrahim, who addressed journalists yesterday in asaba, said an anti-kidnapping team was already on the trail of the suspects. When kidnapping for ransom started in the niger delta in the early 2000s, many nigerians found it funny and even rationalised it the reason was that only the expatriate staff of multinational oil. According to maritime security specialist james bridger, in the early 2000s “the basic grievance [among militants] was that the federal government in abuja [nigeria] had taken too great a share of nigeria’s petroleum wealth, while distributing little back to the oil-soaked communities of the niger delta. Kidnapping threat levels will remain medium in the the 2016 upsurge in niger delta militant activity and the accompanying emergence of new and resurgent and an increase in piracy and maritime crime incidents, both off the niger delta coast and in its coastal waterways due to the containment of boko haram in north eastern nigeria. Ian squire, an optician, was one of four britons working for a medical charity in the niger delta when taken suspected militants stormed the rural community of enekorogha on 13 october.
Kidnapping: crime and niger delta militants essay kidnapping kidnapping , the taking away of a person against the person's will, usually for ransom or in furtherance of another crime, is becoming everyone’s nightmare in our dear country. The niger delta is an unstable area of nigeria, and inter-ethnic clashes are common - often access to oil revenue is the trigger for the violence pipelines are regularly vandalized by. Analysis - kidnapping is an ancient crime dating back to 17th century britain when infant children of rich families would be napped (caught in their sleep) and taken away for ransom the first. Conflict in the niger delta on may 15, 2009, a military operation undertaken by a joint task force (jtf) began against mend militants operating in the niger delta region it came in response to the kidnapping of nigerian soldiers and foreign sailors in the delta region.
Niger delta militants kidnap four british nationals the four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the burutu area of delta state, said chief theo fakama, from the. In the recent past, political kidnapping was introduced by the niger delta militants, who targeted foreigners, especially americans and the british, mainly to draw attention to their plight of environmental degradation, caused by oil and gas exploration and production. A criminal act, which first attracted national attention on 26 february 2006 when niger delta militants kidnapped foreign oil workers to press home their demand, kidnapping has since become ubiquitous and commercialised. Despite the seeming ceasefire on oil and gas facilities by militants in the niger delta, they have continued with others acts of criminality including kidnapping.
Vanguard news a nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports. The crime of kidnapping was localized in the southern states, niger delta militants to force the federal government into meeting their political demands the unintended consequences of the federal government allowing foreign oil otu - kidnapping: a variant of nigerian advance fee fraudsters (419) diversified portfolio. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of nigeria a number of foreigners have, in the last few years, been kidnapped in the niger delta region, which holds most of the country's crude. The niger delta region is awash with arms, many of which are in the hands of criminal gangs and militant groups that claim to be fighting for greater local control of the region’s oil wealth government security operations aimed at flushing out the militants resulted in numerous arbitrary arrests and other abuses.
Keywords: kidnapping, niger delta, crude oil, militancy introduction as a crime which necessitates the carting away of an individual and a ransom fee is usually militants had asked for a n100 million ransom before they would release their victims.