3 June 2016
Barely 24 hours after the flag off of the Ogoni land clean-up from oil spills, the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers have attacked Shell Petroleum Development Company’s Forcados 48″ Export line and the Brass to Tedibaba crude pipeline in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
The militant group as they had done in the past claimed responsibility for the attack on its Twitter page.
Their announcement is lined below:
On Thursday, the Avengers claimed responsibility for the bombing of pipelines conveying crude oil from Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and from Clough Creek to Tebidaba. Two pipelines located in Bayelsa State.
See below their tweet about the attack:
This is in line with our promise to all international Oil companies and Indigenous Oil Companies that Nigeria Oil production will be Zero. — Niger Delta Avengers (@NDAvengers) June 2, 2016
The Avengers have also released a statement stating that it did not kill six Nigerian soldiers who were reported to have been murdered in their sleep in Warri, Delta State.
“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 Nigerian soldiers will be wasted despite the provocation.”
So far, the Avengers have claimed responsibility for attacks on ENI, NNPC, Chevron and Shell facilities. Their attacks have reportedly plummeted the country’s oil production to its lowest in 20 years.