The Niger Delta Avengers have rebuffed every plea to halt their bombing activities and destruction of oil pipelines in the region. The most recent of these bombing attacks was carried out on an Agip Oil pipeline.
The resurgent militant group which has so far claimed responsibility for recent pipeline attacks took to its tweeter handle; @NDAvengers in the early hours of Friday, 10th June, 2016, to announce the bombing of Obi Obi Brass Trunk line belonging to Agip oil. The incident as they said occurred at about 3:00 a.m.
The tweet reads, “3:00 a.m. on Friday. Niger Delta Avengers blow (sic) up the Obi Obi Brass trunk line belonging to Agip ENI. It is Agip’s major crude oil line in Bayelsa State.”
In the same vein, suspected militants on Thursday night launched an attack on a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The attack was carried out at about 7.40pm around Shalomi Creek in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The group had refused to negotiate with the Federal Government of Nigeria despite the fact that the Federal Government pulled out its troops from the Niger Delta region.
The NDAvengers also expressed happiness that foreign refineries have ceased purchasing oil from Nigeria and have vowed to reduce Nigeria’s oil production to zero, constantly warning oil companies not to repair bombed oil installations.
The militant group in a statement released yesterday, June 9, expressed disappointment in the Nigerian Government because according to them,the development in Nigeria today came as a result of the oil taken from their land, yet, the Niger Delta region has not received any benefit from the oil as they are continually alienated from all types of development and all essence of quality human life.
They called on the international community to intervene and not wait until the Niger Delta goes the way of Sudan.