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Friday, 6 May 2016

New Niger Delta militant group, “Niger Delta Avengers,” vows to cripple Nigeria’s economy


According to Sahareporters, the group has carried out its threats to wreak havoc on the country’s economy by blowing up oil pipelines that link Warri and Kaduna refineries respectively. This is coming 24 hours after a major destruction was carried out on Chevron’s platform at Escravos.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, the group claimed to have also damaged  the gas line that feeds the Lagos and Abuja electricity power supply. With this, the Warri and Kaduna refineries will be shut down and all cities that depend on the gas line for power will all be in total darkness.
The group added that on Thursday,  its Strike Team 7  blew up Well D25 in Abiteye, a major gas facility owned Chevron. The team  also blew up major pipelines in  Alero, Dibi, Otunana and Makaraba flow stations, which feed the Chevron tank farm, putting it out of operation. Currently, Chevron’s operations  in the Niger Delta have been totally  disrupted.
The group boasted that it is undeterred by ‎heavy military presence in the area. It said it carried out the bombing about 100meters away from the NNPC pipeline, where a military houseboat is stationed to protect the pipelines.
Agbinibo added that: “We want you public to know that despite the heavy presence of military operatives, our activities can’t stop and it just waste of funds and time to let the Nigerian military protect oil installations.
This is a clear warning to all Niger Delta politicians, traditional rulers, community leaders and the likes of Tompolo to mind their business and leave the liberation of the Niger Delta people to the Avengers. Those who believe  taking sides with the FG to fight Niger Delta is the best option, Avengers are here on the ground.
Neither you nor the FG can stop us. If you don’t stay clear and let us carry out our activities, we will bring the fight to your individual doorsteps. Our major goal is to cripple the Nigeria economy.” Agbinibo also called on all Niger Deltans to attack oil installations in their communities and see the war as theirs.

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