Militants Strike Again, Blow Up NNPC Pipeline
Suspected militants struck another oil pipeline in Delta state yesterday at about 10pm. According to The Guardian, a military officer confirmed the attack saying, “The Monday night attack was an oil well head located at Makarava community, which is being operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited,”
Ogugu Dickson who is the chairman of the Batan community also spoke on the attack saying, “We heard three blasts at about 10:00 pm last night and this morning (Tuesday) we sent out the pipeline surveillance team to go and confirm details of the incident.
“From findings by the team, an NPDC (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company) manifold was blown up while an NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) pipeline, which is about 800 metres from the manifold, was also blown up.”
It is unknown whether this hit was by the Niger Delta Avengers as normally their activities are announced via their Twitter page but as that has now been suspended, there has been no word as to which militant faction perpetrated the attack.