Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Niger Delta Avengers Destroy Pipeline In Warri
As Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, which signifies the end of the Ramadan fast, here in Nigeria, the government is faced with the challenge of stopping incessant bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta.
The militant group, blew up a Chevron well and oil pipelines near Warri in Delta State.
“At 10.23pm Monday night, the Niger Delta Avengers Blow up Chevron pipeline at Batan and Makarava.”, the group said via their twitter handle, warning that their “struggle” cannot be stopped.
The latest in the string of bombings over the past weeks has contributed to a fall in Nigeria’s crude oil production to a 30-year low.
The group also claimed responsibility for vandalising an Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) remote manifold, close to Banta, and two crude pipelines.
“Other attacks was carried out at 11:15pm as Niger Delta Avengers blow up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines” it said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo.
The signed statement was posted on their website.