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

•    Say doom looms ahead

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 Shark bite inaugurated by the Nigerian Navy to enrich some of their cronies.

The trunk line is said to supply capacity of 300,000 barrel 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 11:45p.m of Monday.

The group added that doomsday awaits the country’s oil sector until the legitimate demands of the region are fully granted.

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

This is in response to the so-called ” Operations Sharkbite” an art of terrorism commissioned by the tyranny of the Nigerian Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling political class to continuously undermine any effort by the Nigerian state to addressing the legitimate demands of the people of the Niger Delta and as well a conspiracy to bloat the accounts of some security contractors and conflict merchants within the party structure of the APC.

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 a genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the sixteen-point key demands presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on the 1st of November 2016.

We want the peace with honour; we don’t want the Peace of Our Time.

Since that moment military was drafted into the Niger Delta as an instrument of suppression to our fatherland against all peaceful protest and legitimate demands the fear had gone.

The message is getting stronger with more messengers.”

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