Avengers claim attacks on Nembe 1, 2, 3 trunk lines

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has said its Elite Strike Team 03, late Monday, carried out an attack on Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunk lines operated by Agip, Oando and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

The group said the sabotage was in response to Operations Sharkbite inaugurated by the Nigerian Navy to enrich some of their cronnies.

The trunk line is said to supply capacity of 300,000 barrels daily to Bonny Export Terminal in Bayelsa State.

The lethal militant group said the strike force carried out the attack on the trunk line at 11:45 p.m. of Monday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, by the spokesperson of the NDA, Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo, the group disclosed that “At about 11.45 p.m., November 15, 2016, our Elite Strike Team 03 struck Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunk lines operated by Agip, Oando and Shell with supply capacity of 300,000 barrel per day to Bonny export terminal in Bayelsa State.

“We are only reiterating our strong resolve that time is running against the Nigerian government, that there is doom ahead.

“The Nigerian government needs our cooperation more than we need the government as it concerns the extraction of the crude oil and hydrocarbon resources in our God-given land.

“We are determined to continue this war by all means necessary, until that environment prevails for genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the 16-point key demand presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on November 1, 2016,” the statement said.

Authorities of the Nigerian Navy and the Nigeria Army could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.