Niger Delta Avengers Attack another Pipeline
Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers claimed late Sunday that it has blown up another pipeline.
In a statement issued by spokesperson Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo on the group's website, the NDA said that it had blown up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A. in Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state. "NNPC should check their pipeline if it's 'system anomaly'," Agbinibo said.
The NDA – an organized and determined group, described by security experts as "sophisticated" and having access to inside knowledge – has carried out several similar attacks in recent months. These include the destruction of wells operated by Chevron, while the group has also threatened to sink oil tankers in spite of a policy of not taking lives.
The latest statement came two days after the group accused the Nigerian navy of illegal oil bunkering in a missive that denied two men arrested recently by the navy had anything to do with the NDA.
The NDA wants the government of Nigeria to pay more attention to the needs of people living along the Niger Delta. The group has called for more access to drinkable water, electricity, roads, employment and educational facilities as well as resource control, participation in the country's oil business and inclusive governance.
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