Niger Delta Avengers blow up another Agip pipeline

In continuation of its onslaught against oil facilities of multinationals operating in the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Avengers has blown up a major crude trunk line belonging to Agip in Bayelsa State.

“3:am of Friday @NDAvengers blow up the Obi Obi Brass Trunk line belonging to Agip ENI. It is Agip’s Major Crude oil Line in Bayelsa State,” the militant group said on its Twitter handle.

There was no immediate confirmation of the attack from Eni.

On Thursday, militants also bombed a pipeline operated by the state-run oil firm the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at Ogidigben in Delta state.

Industry sources said the attack happened at 7:40 pm along the Chanomi creek. No group has claimed responsibility.

The NDA has been attacking facilities operated by Nigerian subsidiaries of Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell, US firm Chevron, Eni and the NNPC since the start of the year.

The upsurge in unrest has reduced Nigeria’s output to 1.6 million barrels per day, well below the budgeted-for 2.2 million bpd.

That has heaped further pressure on government revenues already hit by the global fall in crude prices since mid-2014.

The NDA, which says it is seeking a fairer share of Nigeria’s oil wealth for the Niger delta people and self-determination for the region, has rejected a government truce to end the violence.

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1 Comment
  • Ikorodua

    TRUCE from Boohari who threatened to ‘EXTERMINATE, OBLITERATE, WIPE-OUT and finally CRUSH anybody on his way to protect all the illegal/corrupt owners of OIL BLOCKS in the SS/SE.
    Which type of TRUCE? Truce for him to re strategise for the final count down:- TO EXTERMINATE ? The Avengers are not treas that stand until felled, Many unemployed youths are rushing to join the Avengers because they can see the light at the end of a long and winding tunnel. TRUCE for what, to maintain the status quo? FINITO.