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September 17, 2004

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War in Port Harcourt: Army, Airforce and Navy Attack Freedom Fighters' Base
The Joint Military Task Force put in place by the Defence Headquarters to combat the activities of cultists and local militia yesterday attacked the operational base of the leader of the Niger Delta Voluteer Force (NDVF), Alhaji Asari Dokubo. THISDAY gathered that the attack on Dokubo's base at Ngotokukiri, a creek hideout near Harry's town in Degema local government where the rebel leader has been co-ordinating terrorist activities, was launched by the airforce with holicopters, the Army by land and Naval personnel with flying boats. Information pieced together in the area indicated that Dokubo narrowly escaped with some of his aides although another source claimed he was wounded during the operation. It was not clear if some of his supporters were arrested during the operation. Military sources, however said, a large cache of arms with dynamites and some personal effects left behind by Dokubo, former leader of the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), were recovered from the operational base. Spokesman of both the 2nd Amphibious Brigade and the Joint Task Force, Capt. Onyeama Kalu, feigned ignorance of the operations when contacted on telephone. He told THISDAY that he was out of Port Harcourt and was yet to be briefed of the development. Dokubo and his group had in the past one month launched series of attacks in Port Harcourt water fronts killing several people. Their recent on-slaught included those launched at the Njamanze water front where about five persons were killed and another at... (This Day)


I'm not afraid of arrest — OJUKWU


Obasanjo’s Government is a Fraud


BNW OjukwuThe Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, speaking, yesterday, for the second time this week on his invitation by the State Security Service (SSS) declared that he was not afraid of arrest, and... (Vanguard)


BNW Balarabe MusaSecond Republic Governor of Kaduna State Balarabe Musa has re-painted a sad picture of the state of the nation, describing the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo as a fraud and lacking in legitimacy. He also (Daily Independent)



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September 01, 2004


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