Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Chevron Gas Pipeline Supplying Electricity To Farms In Delta State

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May 26, 2016 – Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Chevron Gas Pipeline Supplying Electricity To Farms In Delta State

The new militant group in the Niger Delta that has been wreaking havoc on oil facilities, Niger Delta Avengers, Thursday, blew up the main gas pipeline, which provides electricity to the Escravos tank farms in Delta state.

The pipelines belong to Chevron.

In a tweet sent via its Twitter handle,@NDAvengers, the militant group confirmed that the latest attack on oil facilities was prompted by Chevron’s refusal to fix a major crude pipeline blown up by the group earlier.

Also affirming the attack, Eric Omare, spokesman for the Ijaw Youth Council, wrote on Twitter that, “The attack truly happened.”

Resident Zebo Austin, who lives nearby, also confirmed there had been an explosion.

“We heard a loud blast at the Abiteye to Escravos crude pipeline which was blown up last night by yet-to-be identified militant group,” he told Reuters.

There was no immediate confirmation of the attack from Chevron.
The Avengers, who say they are fighting for a greater share of oil profits, an end to pollution and independence for the southern region, have told oil firms to leave the Delta before the end of the month.

The federal government has responded by moving in army reinforcements but British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said this month President Muhammadu Buhari needed to deal with the root causes of the conflict.

Crude oil sales from the Delta account for 70 percent of national income in Africa’s biggest economy but residents, some of whom sympathise with the militants, have long complained of poverty.

Buhari has extended an amnesty deal signed with militants in 2009 that stepped up funding for the region. But he has cut funding for the amnesty programme and cancelled contracts with former militants to protect the pipelines they used to attack


8 thoughts on “Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Chevron Gas Pipeline Supplying Electricity To Farms In Delta State

  1. na their way, the president no send una at all continue in ur good act it pays jobless people

  2. Bandwagons! change from your bad ways. Get something meaningful done and stop bn a nuisance.

  3. nawa o! dis thing is getting out of hand oh,these boys is crippling our economy oh! still nobody is doing anything abt it,the only thing buhari knw is to speak millitary gramma(i will crush them-i will crush them)oya! go crush them nah stil u no fit,buhari is high time we give u gun to go crush them urself,buhari is not evry problem u will solve by force or in a millitary way ok? what will solve dis problem millitancy is dialogue.if u like u take my advice bye.

  4. D country don’t need dis arrogant and rudless behaviour now…
    All z praying and tring to put things together to easy nigeria problems and some re dere adding more harvoc all in d name of one reason or d other.

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