Nigerian militant group claims attack on oil facility

Nigeria's militant group in the oil rich region, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Wednesday said it attacked oil wells belonging to Chevron company


“With the heavy presence of 100 gunboats, 4 warships, and jet bombers, NDA blew up Chevron oil wells this morning,” the group said in a statement reaching Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub.

vandalised pipeline
vandalised pipeline
There has been no confirmation of the attack by either local security authorities or the management of the oil giant.

NDA’s has launched several attacks on oil and gas infrastructure since February 2016, which add pressures on the Nigerian administration amid its increasing efforts to combat the Boko Haram.

NDA has rejected a meeting recently convened in Abuja by the federal government, saying the oil facilities were sabotaged following attempts by Chevron to carry out repairs of main Escravos crude oil pipeline it blew up earlier.

Two weeks ago, Chevron’s Makaraba crude oil line was attacked, following previous attacks on Agip, Shell and other major oil corporations’ facilities across the region. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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