Parallel to the military troops’ operations, the government has also been holding talks with militants to end the attacks on the country’s oil pipelines.
Royal Dutch Shell shut the Trans Niger oil pipeline (TNP) after a fire, threatening to worsen a drop in Nigerian output.
Nigeria has lost over 130m barrels of crude oil from January to November this year to the activities of 32 militant groups in the Niger Delta region.
Nigeria’s crude oil production declined by 130,000b/d in August to an average of 1.44mb/d, as oil companies struggle to repair pipelines damaged by severe militant attacks
Royal Dutch Shell’s Forcados pipeline in Nigeria will resume deliveries in September.
All freedom fighting militant groups in the Niger Delta announced a ceasefire and continued to embrace peace after seven months of turmoil due to hostile threat's towards Nigerian oil and gas infrastructures.
Nigeria's government has resumed cash payments for former militants in the Niger Delta, in order to end a wave of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities .