Avengers Strikes Again, Destroys NNPC Oil Pipeline

The Niger Delta Avengers have struck again, this time destroying a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Although the Federal Government is said to be open to avenues for dialogue with the Avengers, the group has continued to mount continuous attacks on oil facilities within the region.

The Avengers, which has carried out attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria’s southern oil region, had earlier said on Monday it would only negotiate with the government if independent foreign mediators were involved.

The group announced its latest assault, saying it blew up a gas and crude trunk line belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Warri, Delta State.

The Avengers announced the attack via its Twitter handle.

“At 11:45pm on Thursday.@NDAvengers blew up other #NNPC Gas and Crude trunkline close to Warri. Pipeline that was heavily guarded by Military,” the group tweeted.

The group said that the facility was “heavily guarded” by the Nigerian military, in an apparent attempt to mock the Nigerian armed forces’ capacity to check its activities.

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