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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Niger-Delta Avengers blow up 3 more oil facilities, attack surveillance team

MILITANTS continued their onslaught, Monday night,  blowing up a crude oil pipeline, wellhead and manifold belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Chevron Nigeria Limited, in Makarava and other parts of Delta State.
 The manifold, suspected to be operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, was also bombed, Monday night. 

Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on an NPDC manifold, close to Batan and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk lines in Delta State later, yesterday. 

The group on its Facebook page, NDAvengers, at 2.00 pm, yesterday, said: “At 11:15p.m., Niger Delta Avengers blew up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines.” It added in another post: 

“At 10p.m., Niger Delta Avengers blew up Chevron Well 10, close to Otunana flow station.” 

A security source, who confirmed the latest attacks said on phone: “The affected crude oil wellhead at Makarava belongs to Chevron and they bombed it at 10.00 pm on Monday.”

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