Avengers Confirm Suspension Of Attacks On Oil Facilities In The Niger Delta

REUTERS – A Nigerian militant group, which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the southern Niger Delta energy hub in the last few months, said on Monday that it had halted hostilities.

The Avengers have claimed to have suspended attacks on the oil facilities in the region.
The Avengers have claimed to have suspended attacks on the oil facilities in the region.

The statement by the Niger Delta Avengers comes just over a week after the militant group said it was ready for a ceasefire and talks with the government.

The swampland region – which produces most of the oil that makes up 70 percent of government revenue – has been hit by pipeline attacks since January which have cut the OPEC member’s output by 700,000 barrels a day to 1.56 million bpd.

“We have listened carefully and halted hostilities in the Niger Delta,” said the Avengers in the statement, presented as an “open letter” to President Muhammadu Buhari on the group’s website.

ALSO READ: Obama To Meet With Turkey President On September 4

“We expect a genuine and positive attitude to restructuring and self-determination for every component unit of Nigeria,” the group said. It added that “no amount of troop surge and simulation exercises will make you win the oil war”.

Nigeria’s military on Saturday said that it had launched a new offensive against militants in the Delta, killing five and arresting 23, to crack down on criminal activities.

Previous ArticleNext Article
Chukwuyem Ogala is a content writer at Edliner. A multifaceted personality with a degree in Economics. He has a strong passion for Rap music and sports. A big fan of the NBA, likes Rafael Nadal and has a crush on Serena Williams. Chuks just strives to be better and wants to be heard globally.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *