Nigeria's new militant group "Niger Delta Avengers" has claimed responsibility for blowing up the Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough Creek-Tebidaba pipelines in Bayelsa State according to postings made on their social media accounts.
The attack has not been independently confirmed at the time of publication.
The announcement by the Niger Delta Avengers follows their attack on Chevron and Shell pipelines in the last 30 days. This also follows an exclusive report by SaharaReporters of an email sent by Shell Petroleum executives banning the movement of their personnel during the Democracy Day weekend last week.
The tweets send by the Niger Delta Avengers read: “At about 2:00 am today Niger Delta Avengers blew up the Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and Clough Creek to Tebidaba Crude Oil pipelines in Bayelsa State.”
“This is in line with our promise to all international Oil companies and Indigenous Oil Companies that Nigeria Oil production will be Zero.”
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