Again, militants destroy NNPC's crude, gas pipelines in Delta State, Vows to Cripple Nigerian Economy'


The electricity supply in the country would be worsein the

coming days as Niger Delta militants have destroyed crude

and gaspipelines belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum

Cooperation (NNPC) in Azama,Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South

Council Area of Delta State
The crude line is said to feed the Warri and
Kaduna refinery respectively, while the gas line feeds the

Lagos and Abujaelectricity power supply and with this

development the Warri and Kaduna Refineries will be shut

down, it was learned.
This is coming barely 24 hours after it blew up WellD25 in

Abiteye, a major gas well belonging to Chevron Nigeria

Limited (CNL) on Thursday.
Our reporter learned that the attack was as a resultof

Tompolo's refusal to tender apology to the group for

denying their existencein a letter he wrote to President

Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the spokesman of the group, Colonel
Mudoch Agbinibo , NDA's Strike Team 4 carried out the

deadly attacks.
It was not yet clear whether there was human casualty in the

attacks, but our source said the bang which triggered a

hugeball of fire jostled the people in the riverside

community and sent them scampering for safety even as some

residents were already relocating to the neighboring Ijaw

villages and Warri out of apprehension, adding that the

fire was still burning and leaking the crude as of the time

of filling this report.
It was gathered that the military personnel stationed some

100meters away from the blasted NNPC's pipelines, were

helpless as theycould not defused the attacks.
The group warned that it would not be deterred nomatter

''the heavy present of military operatives and it is

just a waste offund and time to let the Nigeria military

protect oil installations'', adding, ''We are the
Niger Delta avengers and you the Nigerian military are not

going to see us coming but we will get you.''
While accusing Tompolo of taking side with the government,

the group warned politicians, traditional rulers, community

leadersto mind their business and ''leave the liberation

of the Niger delta people tothe Avengers.''
''Those who believes taking sides with federal government

to fight Niger Deltans is the best option. Avengers are here

onground, neither you nor the federal government can stop

us. If you don't stay clear and let us to carry out our

activities we will bring the fight to your individual

doorsteps. Our major goal is to cripple the Nigeria

economy'', the group said.
It added: ''we are using this medium to ask all Niger

Deltans to take the war to all oil installations in their

various communities because this is your war.''
The group also threatened that the recent sequence ofattacks

was the beginning of more that would come in the days ahead,

and named other offshore facilities being targeted to

include, Bonga Fpso, EA field . Bonny tank farm,
Escravos tank farm and Forcadostank farm.
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