The Niger Delta Avengers, this morning destroyed another Chevron installation. The destroyed installation is the main pipeline supplying gas that provides electricity to the Escavos tank farm in Delta state owned by Chevron.
The militant group sent a tweet from their official twitter account, @NDAvengers, saying that the action was carried out because Chevron ignored their warning not to fix a major pipeline blown up by the group earlier in the month.
The warning, dated 11th May, posted on the group’s site, titled Chevron Don’t Dare the Avengers, signed by the group’s spokesman, Col. Mudoch Agbinibo read:
“From our investigation Chevron Plc is about to carry out repair works at the Valve platform that was blown by us (Niger Delta Avengers). We made it clear that no repair works should be done until our demands are fully met.
Chevron have been operating in the Niger Delta region for over 40 years and no day has their terminals gone without electricity. While the host communities and villages are all basic amenities (Portable Drinking Water, Schools, Hospitals, Roads, Electricity). They have part with the federal government to undermine the people of the region leaving it to rot.”
“When we blew the Chevron Valve Platform it resulted to total blackout in the Escravos Tank farm for more than three hours. If we (Niger Delta Avengers) can do it just know that we are capable of bringing down your tank farm if you continue with repair works on the blown valve platform.”
“Chevron and Nigeria Government are pushing us to do against our belief. Despite making it clear we are not after innocent human lives but as it’s going we might cause human casualties if they don’t listen to us. Be informed that if we decides to strike it going to be bloody. And the contracting firm going to do the repair works we want you to know that your facilities and staff will be our first casualties.
Our warning to Chevron is that despite the heavy presence of Military in the creeks, it will not stop us from carrying out our operations. We are ready to destroy more pipelines, we won’t only destroy pipelines, but will bring the fight to your tank farm and your Headquarters in Lekki, Lagos.”
If you continue to undermine us and go ahead with the repair works you won’t see us coming but we are coming for you.