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New militant group claims responsibility for NNPC pipelines attack

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Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), oil pipelines were blown up in the delta region on Friday in attacks alleged to have been carried out by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group, a local security official said Saturday.

According to the source, “The attacks targeted two pipelines located in the same zone. Both belonged to the NPDC (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company) and we believe this attack to be due to militants.”

On Friday, a new group calling itself the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM,) said it was responsible for an attack the same day in Udu state. That was the second time the group will be claiming responsibility for pipeline attacks. Earlier this month, it claimed to have blown up a major pipeline and warned of more attacks to come.

 

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