- Niger Delta Militants
Less than 24 hours after the Federal Government launched the clean up of oil spills in Ogoni, in the South-South, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Friday attacked Shell Petroleum Development Company’s Forcados 48″ Export line.
The militant group claimed responsibility for the attack on its Twitter handle.
“At 3:00 am today @NDAvengers blow up the SPDC forcados 48″ Exportline. We warned SPDC not to go ahead with repair works but they refuse,” said the group.
It had on Thursday claimed responsibility for the bombing of pipelines conveying crude oil from Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and from Clough Creek to Tebidaba. The two pipelines are located in Bayelsa State.
“At about 2:00am today @NDAvengers blew up the Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and Clough Creek to Tebidaba Crude Oil pipelines in Bayelsa State,” the NDA said on Twitter.
“This is in line with our promise to all international Oil companies and Indigenous Oil Companies that Nigeria Oil production will be Zero.”
But the Avengers said in a statement that it did not kill six Nigerian soldiers who were reportedly murdered in their sleep in Warri, Delta State, claiming that no blood of a Nigerian soldier would be ‘wasted’.
“The Niger Delta Avengers were not involved in the attack of the Military houseboat around Warri, Delta State. Killing of sleeping Soldiers is not our style.
“We promise the world that in this Process of liberating our People, not a single blood of Nigeria soldiers will be wasted despite the provocation.”
The NDA has claimed responsibility for some recent attacks on ENI, NNPC, Chevron and Shell facilities. The series pf attacks have seen the country’s oil production plummeted to a 20-year low.