Avengers strike again, hit Chevron manifolds in Warri •Close social media accounts

Members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), have, late Wednesday, blown up Chevron manifolds in a location not specifically mentioned by the group.

The group, which made the attack known on its website late Wednesday, said it blew up RMP 22, 23 and 24 all suspected to be in Warri.

In the statement signed by its spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, the group said: “Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers)  strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. the manifolds are  RMP 22, 23  and 24.”

No security agency nor officials of Chevron were on hand to react or confirm the late Wednesday attacks, but local sources confirmed the attacks.

Meanwhile, the group, which wished its readers, a “Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Brothers,” said it was closing all its social network accounts due to activities of scammers and impersonators attributing some sabotages to it.

It denied being responsible for the alleged attack on NNPC’s pipeline at Eleme in Rivers State on Saturday, noting that other groups carrying out their heinous activities should do so and be manly enough to claim responsibility instead of accusing Avengers falsely.

The group, therefore, warned the media to beware of the imposters and always follow its activities only on its website henceforth.

“This Facebook Account/page is an impostor page that was open by fraudster to deceive the  general public.

“We warning  any group that wants to do anything should go about their activities without tagging us (Niger Delta Avengers) instead do your activities and claim responsibility.

“The NNPC pipeline in Eleme blowing that was posted by this Facebook account yesterday wasn’t carried out by Niger Delta Avengers.

“We are calling all national dailies to take note. Niger Delta Avengers is not out to mislead the public.

“As a result, we are closing all our Social network accounts and will be using our websites to pass information to the general public,” the group disclosed.

It will be recalled that the group resumed hostilities against the country’s oil economy last weekend, attacking oil and gas facilities belonging to NPDC, NNPC and Chevron at different locations in Warri.

Senior Media Aide to President Muhammed Buhari, had, on Wednesday in an article, accused the group of killing smokers and policemen to of the Federal Republic to which the militants had denied.

The group also denied being in touch with the Federal Government on any proposed dialogue to end the hostilities which have further fractured the fragile oil economy of the country amid global fall in crude oil price.