Niger Delta Militants Deny Latest NNPC Attack;Claim Fresh Attack On Chevron’s Oil Facilities

 Niger Delta Avengers has denied responsibility for blowing up on Tuesday the NNPC pipeline in Eleme, adding it was closing all its social network accounts.

The group issued a statement on its website on Wednesday saying that a fraudulent social media account had claimed the attack on its behalf.

It was reported on Tuesday that the group had blown up a pipeline operated by the state oil company NNPC.

Niger Delta Militants
Niger Delta Militants

The group had also said on Tuesday that its only account on microblogging website Twitter was under suspension and all other accounts claiming to represent the group were imposters.

Niger Delta Avengers said  it has blown up more Chevron oil installations belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited in the creeks of Delta State early Thursday morning.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinigbo, the group said it destroyed manifolds RMP 22, 23 and 24 operated by Chevron in Delta state at about 1:20 am (0020 GMT).The group had earlier blown up the RMP 23 and 24 last Friday.

“Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24.”

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Reports indicated that the attacks which occurred in the Warri North area of Delta state may have been carried out using controlled explosive device.Niger Delta Avengers repeated attacks on Nigeria’s oil installations has brought the country’s oil production to a historic low, worsening the financial crisis inflicted on the country by low crude prices.

The group has since rebuffed any suggestions of dialogue with the Nigerian government towards stopping its spate of attacks on oil installations.President Muhammadu Buhari   had also in the past weeks appeal to the militants to stop their attacks on oil installations.But the militant group had insisted that on more autonomy for the Niger Delta and more control of the oil resources as its key demands.


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