3 June 2016
Nigeria’s military has vowed to hunt down militants in the Niger Delta after a surge of attacks in the region has led to a sharp fall in oil production, threatening the country’s economy.
Yesterday, the newly formed militant group called Niger Delta Avengers said it had blown up oil wells operated by US energy firm, Chevron, as it fights for the Niger Delta to get a bigger share of Nigeria’s oil wealth.
In a statement, the military said:
“The defence headquarters wishes to emphasize that the Nigerian armed forces will not relent in their efforts to flush out economic saboteurs masquerading under whatever guise to perpetuate evils in the Niger Delta.”