ND Avengers Rebuff FG’s Dialogue Move, Bombs Chevron Pipeline Again


Niger Delta Avengers, (Known as ND Avengers or simply NDA), has rebuffed dialogue moves being made by the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region of the country by the militant group.

The group has again blown up a crude oil pipeline belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, in the early hours of today, Wednesday June 8.

Also See: Buhari Orders 2-Week Cease*re In Niger Delta

The militant group tweeted this morning:

“This is to inform the general public that we are not negotiating with any Committee. If Federal Government is discussing with any group they’re doing that on their own.”

At 1:00am today, the @NDAvengers blow up Well RMP 20 belonging to Chevron located 20 meters away from Dibi flow Station in Warri North local government area.”

The blown pipelines is said to be between Opia and Dagbolo villages in Warri North. A security source who confirmed the attack to Vanguard said:

“Yes, there was an attack this morning by militants on a Chevron facility.”

“The pipeline had earlier been attacked by militants using the same modus operandi which is with the use of dynamite. “The attack was carried out at about 3am this morning.”

A Chevron staff who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the company would draft a team of technicians to the spot to assess the extent of damage.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday ordered a two weeks cease fire in the Niger Delta to give room for dialogue with the militants. This order became expedient as more oil companies in the Niger Delta have reviewed their operations, following repeated bombing of their facilities in Delta and Bayelsa states.

Also See: Niger Delta Violence: VP, Service Chiefs, Niger Delta Governors In Emergency Security Meeting

Meanwhile, the acting President, Prof Professor Yemi Osinbajo; governors of oil producing states; service chiefs; Minister of Defence, Dan Ali; Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh, among others,  had on Tuesday met in Abuja to resolve on a stand-down of military action in the zone.