Avengers blow up three major pipelines
The Niger Delta Avengers on Tuesday blew up three major pipelines.
The NDA blew up Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunk lines jointly operated by Agip, Oando and Shell Petroleum Development Company.
With the development, the supply of 300,000 barrels of crude per day to Bonny Export Terminal in Rivers State has been affected.
The spokesperson of the NDA, Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo, confirmed the development in an electronic mail.
Agbinibo said: “At about 11.45pm November 15, 2016, our elite Strike Team 03 struck Nembe 1, 2 and 3 truck line operated by Agip, Oando and Shell with supply capacity of 300,000 barrel per day to Bonny export terminal.
“This is in response to the so-called ‘Operation Sharkbite,’ an act of terrorism commissioned by the tyranny of the Nigerian Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling political class to continuously undermine any effort by the Nigerian state to addressing the legitimate demands of the people of the Niger Delta and as well as a conspiracy to bloat the accounts of some security contractors and conflict merchants within the party structure of the All Progressives Congress.
“We are only reiterating our strong resolve that time is running against the Nigerian government, that there is doom ahead.
“The Nigerian government needs our cooperation more than we need the government as it concerns the extraction of the crude oil and hydrocarbon resources in our God-given land.
“We are determined to continue this war by all means necessary, until the right environment evolves for a genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the 16-point key demands presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on November 1, 2016.”