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Rampaging Avengers at it again, blows up NNPC gas pipeline

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Tension grips oil firms in Niger Delta as Avengers renew threat

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), said it has again blown up a Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), gas pipeline.

The attack allegedly happened Sunday night at Nsite Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

The group spokesperson, self-styled Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, who made this claim in a statement on Monday, asked NNPC to examine their pipeline to ascertain the claim.

He alleged, “At 11:30pm on Sunday, the NDA blow up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), gas pipeline at Nsite-Ibom L.G.A, Akwa Ibom state. NNPC should check their pipeline if it’s “system Anomaly”.

This is the second time the militant group will attack oil installations in Akwa Ibom state. The first attack was on Exxon Mobil which the company denied claiming that it was system anomaly.

Read also: MEND says Avengers, other criminals not involved in ongoing talks with FG

The Avengers this time, then called on NNPC to check and see if they will make same claim as Exxon Mobil.

Meanwhile, Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) on Saturday accepted that it has started dialogue with Federal Government as claimed by President Muhammadu Buhari recently but said that criminals like Avengers and other militants in the oil reach region are not involved in the negotiation.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

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