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Nigerians demand fast action on ‘latest terrorists in town’ Niger Delta Avengers


A new terror group, the “Niger Delta Avengers,” today, May 6, 2016 carried out earlier threats to wreak havoc on the country’s economy by blowing up oil and gas pipelines.

This is coming just 24 hours after it carried out a major destruction of Chevron’s platform at Escravos.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, the group claimed responsibility for blowing up “crude line feeds that links Warri and Kaduna refineries respectively”. It also claimed to have damaged the gas line that feeds the Lagos and Abuja electricity power supply. “With this development, 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 like the creeks of the Niger Delta,” the group said.

The group added that on Thursday, its Strike Team 7 blew up Well D25 in Abiteye. The well is 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 also boasted that it was undeterred by ‎heavy military presence in the area.
“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,” the group said.

Many Nigerians have expressed disgust at the development, with some calling on the government to solve the Niger Delta Avengers problem as soon as possible.

-DanielFayemi for encomium.ng

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