Another Chevron’s oil installations have reportedly been destroyed by the Niger Delta Avengers.
This was made known by the spokesman for the group, Mudoch Agbinibo, in a brusque statement on Wednesday night, July 6. In the statement relayed through the group’s website, Agbinibo disclosed that the attack was carried out between the hours of 10.50pm to 11.10pm on Wednesday night. He said:
“Between the hours of 10.50pm to 11.10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24.”
The Avengers then went on to wish happy Eid Mubabrak to the Muslim faithfuls.
In the same vein, the the militants were also said to have blown up an oil pipeline at Eleme which leads to the Nigeria Liquefied National Gas, NLNG in the Rivers state. The blown pipeline belonged to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Avengers wrote on its Facebook page, NDavengers:
“By 3.00 am, yesterday, strike team 2, carried out a major strike, bombing NNPC pipeline at Eleme leading to NLNG. You won’t stop us.”
Similarly, just two days ago, the Niger Delta Avengers bombed oil facilities belonging to Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and despite pleas by the Federal Government and other Nigerians, they have vowed to continue wrecking havoc on the oil and gas industry until the nation’s economy collapses.
Meanwhile, the Twitter account of the group, @NDAvengers, was suspended on Monday, July 4th.
The account with over 31,000 followers was black-listed following the group’s announcement on the micro-blogging site that it had carried out five attacks on key oil installations in the last few days.
Even though Twitter does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons, a spokesman for the site said the Niger Delta Avengers account was suspended in line with the company’s policy, which detailed specific rule pertaining to violent threats.
The rule says tha “you may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.”
The Avengers allegedly contravened this rule by using a Twitter account as its main form of communication, using it to publicize claims of attacks and as a platform to criticise the Federal Government.