Avengers strike again, blow up five oil pipelines
The gains made by Nigeria in crude oil export in recent weeks is about to wiped out as the Niger Delta Avengers have blown up five major oil pipelines. According to the militant group on its Twitter handle, the attacks were carried out between late Saturday and the early hours of Sunday.
The affected pipelines belong to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Chevron Oil and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Corporation major crude trunk line close to Batan flow station in Delta State.
Also, the Militants claimed that the NNPC crude oil trunk line blown up was the one that supplies the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company.
The group claimed: “At 9:15pm on Friday the @NDAvengers blow up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Crude Oil Trunk Line to Warri Refinery.
“At 1:15am on Sunday @NDAvengers blow up two major Chevron crude oil trunk lines close to Abiteye flow station in Delta state.
“ALL FIVE OPERATIONS WAS CARRIED OUT BY @NDAvengers STRIKE TEAM. WELL DONE SOLDIERS.
“At 1:15am on Sunday @NDAvengers blow up two major Chevron Oil Wells. WELL 7 and WELL 8 close to Abiteye flow station in Delta state,” the Avengers tweeted.
There has been a lull in the damaging activities of the militants in the area which has pushed up Nigeria’s crude export to 1.9 million barrels per day but with the latest development, there are fears that output might slip down the curve again.