Avengers blow up Chevron pipeline
A militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday claimed it had bombed a Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) offshore export pipeline at Escravos, Warri South-West Local Government of Delta State.
In a tweet by its spokesperson, self-styled Brig-Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, confirming its involvement, the group said: “At about 3:45am, our strike team 06 took down Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore.
”This action is to further warn all IOCs’ that when we warn that there should be no repairs pending negotiation/dialogue with the people of the Niger Delta, it means there should be no repairs. Any attempt to use dialogue to distract us so as to allow the free flow of our oil will halt the dialogue process.”
Before the group claimed responsibility for the attack, Chairman of Ugborodo Community, Ofe Nene, who was contacted at about 8.00 am, confirmed the explosion, saying, “I do not have details of the incident, but a blast occurred last night at an offshore location.”