Tuesday, 25 October 2016

JUST IN: Niger Delta Avengers blows off Escravos Pipeline

 Niger Delta Avengers have blown up Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore.
The militants confirmed the attack in a statement on their official website on Tuesday, October 25.

The avengers claimed the attack is a warning that there should be no repairs to destroyed pipelines in the Niger Delta until after the proposed dialogue with the federal government.

The statement by its spokesman Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo read: “Today 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. Ant attempt to use dialogue to distract us so as to allow the free flow of our oil will halt the dialogue process.”
The Escravos pipeline is one of Nigeria’s top output points and could have very grave repercussions for an already ailing economy.

The attack comes just a day after the Avengers said it would resume bombing of oil facilities if government made any further mistake to enter into negotiation with selfish leaders in the region.

The Avengers in a statement warned that any attempt by the government to engage in any form of dialogue with Niger Delta leaders who had allegedly hijacked the commonwealth of the people for their selfish interest, would be resisted.

Meanwhile, eight months after Shell declared force majeure on the export of Forcados in Nigeria, the country has reportedly lost at least N689 billion.

Forcados is one of the nation’s largest crude oil grades and has been shut since February after it was attacked by militants in the Niger Delta.

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