Forcados 48″ crude oil export pipeline in Delta State belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC has again gone up in flames this morning and Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for it. Using its Twitter account @NDAvengers, the group claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that its strike team had also ruptured the Brass to Tebidaba crude pipeline and would not stop until their demands are met.
The group had previously bombed the export line and had warned the firm, other oil companies and government not to effect repairs until their demands were addressed, In its tweet this morning announcing the bombing, it said:
“At 3:00 am today @NDAvengers blow up the SPDC forcados 48″ Exportline. We warned SPDC not to go ahead with repair works but they refuse. This is an example to all other multinationals.”
The NDA has also vowed that it will ensure that the country’s oil production is reduced to zero and in keeping to its threat, two major pipelines between Ogboinbiri, Tebidaba , Clough Creek to Tebidaba in Bayelsa State were also blown up in the early hours of Thursday.
“At about 2:00am today NDAvengers blew up the Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and Clough Creek to Tebidaba Crude Oil pipelines in Bayelsa State. This is inline with our promise to all international Oil companies and Indigenous Oil Companies that Nigeria Oil production will be Zero.”
Meanwhile, a new militant group which identified itself as the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, has also threatened to launch missiles to shut down Nigeria’s airspace and the country’s satellite system by Tuesday next week. It has also ordered the Nigerian Armed Forces to vacate the oil-rich region within 48 hours.