Avengers Strikes Again; blow up Chevron, NNPC trunk line in Delta

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has been carrying out attacks on Nigerian oil facilities, Monday night, continued their onslaught against oil installations in the Niger Delta region by blowing up a well head in Makarava, Delta State, belonging Chevron Nigeria Limited.Niger Delta Avengers

A source who spoke to ADVOCATE in confidence stated that the attack occurred last night about 10pm, adding that attack affected crude oil well head facility operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited.

According to a community leader Mr Ogugu Dickson who confirmed other attacks around Batan community, said that three blasts were head last night with one suspected to be on an NPDC manifold, which belong to the NNPC.

According to him; “our surveillance team on oil facilities in the area just confirmed the attack. Two separate points on the facility was blown up. One was on an NNPC pipeline which is about 800meters from the manifold.”

The renewed attacks in the Niger Delta have pushed Nigerian crude production to 30-year lows, although the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said last week that output was rising because of repairs and a fall-off in attacks.

It will be recalled that the Avengers in messages posted on Twitter in the early hours of Sunday, said they had attacked a pipeline connected to the Warri refinery operated by NNPC on Friday night.

They added that they blew up two lines on Saturday night close to Batan flow station in Delta state run by NPDC, a subsidiary of NNPC.

The militants also said two Chevron facilities close to Abiteye flow station, in Delta state, came under attack early on Sunday.

According to the group; “all five operations” were carried out by an Avengers “strike team”, the group said.

 

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